Dairy groups are commending senators for their work in increasing market access to US dairy in Canada and Japan. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) Monday thanked a bipartisan group of 22 senators for urging the Obama administration for the increase in market access as part of any final Pacific Rim trade agreement. In a letter led by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the senators asked that the U.S. secure significant market access benefits across all dairy products, particularly into Japan and Canada, in ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.
Dairy is one of the last issues to be resolved in the TPP negotiations.