Secretary Vilsack issued a statement regarding today’s announcement by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative that the United States is requesting technical consultations with Mexico under the USMCA.
In this new panel proceeding, the United States is challenging Canada’s revised dairy TRQ allocation measures. Through these measures, Canada undermines the market access it agreed to provide in the USMCA.
January 23, 2023
Statement by USDA, USTR Officials Regarding Meetings in Mexico Today
USDA Under Secretary Alexis Taylor and USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator Doug McKalip met with Mexican officials regarding the presidential decree to phase out the use and importation of genetically engineered corn and other products.
The U.S. is requesting new dispute settlement consultations with Canada under the USMCA regarding Canada’s dairy TRQ allocation measures.
December 16, 2022
Joint Statement from Secretary Vilsack and Ambassador Tai after Meeting with Mexican Government Officials
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U,.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai released the following statement after meeting with a delegation of senior Mexican Government officials in Washington, D.C.
November 28, 2022
Secretary Vilsack Statement on Trip to Mexico, Meetings with President López Obrador and Cabinet Officials
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the following statement after his meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on the U.S.- Mexico bilateral trade relationship and its importance for U.S. farmers, ranchers and producers.
The United States is, for the second time, requesting dispute settlement consultations with Canada under the USMCA to address dairy restrictions by Canada that are contrary to its USMCA commitments.
Secretary Vilsack and Mexico Agriculture Secretary Victor Villalobos met this week to continue cooperation on shared priorities including open trade, science-based policy making, and sustainable and climate-smart agricultural production.
Throughout 2021, FAS was proud to support USDA's efforts to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, to address the climate crisis, and to promote nutrition and food security.
Secretary Vilsack highlights key USDA accomplishments – including FAS's global leadership – to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture in 2021.
Secretary Vilsack calls the ruling by a USMCA dispute settlement panel " a big step for the U.S. dairy sector towards realizing the full benefits of the USMCA and securing real access to the Canadian market."
October 20, 2021
Joint Statement from U.S. and Mexican Agriculture Secretaries
Mexican Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Victor Villalobos and United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack issued a joint statement at the conclusion of their bilateral meeting in Ames, Iowa, today.