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US escalates dairy trade complaint against Canada

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Washington (AFP) – Washington on Tuesday escalated its complaint objecting to Canada’s treatment of US dairy products under the revised North American free trade agreement. After talks failed to resolve the issue, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai called for the creation of a dispute settlement panel under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the trade agency said. The action could lead to punitive tariffs if the neighboring countries cannot reach an agreement. A preliminary decision would be expected in four months under the terms of the pact’s conflict resolution terms. USTR filed the…

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