Friday, March 31, 2017

Supply management’s on Trump’s hit list

Supply management is on United States President Donald Trump’s hit list for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

He has sent a list of what he hopes to accomplish in negotiations to the Senate committee that will establish the U.S. desires in the negotiations.

Milk is top of the list; there has been little mention of supply management for eggs, turkeys, chickens and hatching eggs in rhetoric out of Washington.

What none of the Americans have been saying is that Canadian supply management for milk is the Canadian response to hefty subsidies and some trade barriers in the United States.