Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with his Canadian counterpart during the G7 meetings in Germany. Vilsack discussed a dispute panel’s enforcement of the dairy provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. “I had a very frank and specific conversation with her about how disappointed we were in the Canadian response.” The National Milk Producers Federation and U.S. Dairy Export Council asked the U.S. government to levy retaliatory tariffs on Canada after Ottawa refused to meet its signed treaty obligations of the USMCA. “I’m hopeful the nature of my conversation with the Canadian minister underscores the significant level of disappointment. I hope Canada is capable of reading between the lines of what’s next.”
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