Canada has a protectionist trade policy that has been hurting American dairy farmers. President Donald Trump says that he is no longer going to stand for this.
After visiting the cheese-making state of Wisconsin, President Trump promised to defend the dairy farmers of the United States.
This is in reference to the high tariffs that are placed on imported products as well as the strict controls on domestic production.
These two factors added together mean that the prices are in support of the dairy products produced in their own country. While this is great for them, it is no so good for Americans.
President Trump promised that his administration is going to be contacting that of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to demand an explanation for their strict trade laws regarding their domestic dairy industry. It is lucky that we have the big guy looking out for us.
This change will make the United States milk industry far more lucrative.
“We’re also going to stand up for our dairy farmers,” Trump said in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “Because in Canada some very unfair things have happened to our dairy farmers and others.”
Trump did not detail his concerns, but promised his administration would call the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and demand an explanation. “It’s another typical one-sided deal against the United States and it’s not going to be happening for long,” Trump said. Trump also reiterated his threat to eliminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico if it cannot be changed. U.S. dairy industry groups want Trump to urge Trudeau to halt a pricing policy that has disrupted some U.S. dairy exports and prioritize dairy market access in NAFTA renegotiation talks. “A WTO complaint would be a last resort because it would take five or six years to come to any resolution,” said Jaime Castaneda, senior vice president for the U.S. Dairy Export Council.