The U.S. has made yet another request at the latest round of NAFTA talks that’s been turned down by Canada.
(Sean Kilpatrick / Canadian Press)
This time Washington asked Ottawa to open up its protect dairy market, so American farmers can sell more of their products in this country with the bottom line spelling an end to Canada’s supply management system for dairy, poultry, eggs and turkey within a decade.
One source described the demand as ”aggressive” and that Canadian negotiators called it a non-starter.
The Trudeau government’s promised to maintain the protected systems for products like dairy, arguing the U.S. maintains numerous programs of its own to support its farmers.
The Trump administration’s made other tough requests on auto parts, dispute-resolution mechanisms, ‘Buy American’ rules and on a so-called ‘sunset clause’ that might result in the North American Free Trade Agreement ending within five years.