Canadian-U.S. Dairy Trade Dispute: A Tempest in a Teapot
Turland, Madeline, Rick Barichello and Colin Carter
Canada and the United States have a long history of a strong trading relationship, but these neighbors have had several agri-cultural trade disputes. The most recent was initiated in 2020 when the United States filed a complaint under the U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), alleging Canada violated its commitments to partially open its protected dairy market to additional imports. In this article, we consider alternative viewpoints on this case and conclude it is a legal dispute over relatively “small economic potatoes.”
USMCA, dairy trade, tariff-rate quotas, supply management
Turland, Madeline, Rick Barichello and Colin Carter. 2023. "Canadian-U.S. Dairy Trade Dispute: A Tempest in a Teapot." ARE Update 26(3): 5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.