Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden and Honduras Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock Jacobo Paz signed an agreement this week supporting agricultural development and trade in Honduras, according to USDA.
The International Dairy Foods Association supported the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee in their favorable approval and advancement of the “The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015” (TPA-2015).
USDA, along with food industry groups such as the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) voiced their support and urged a swift approval of new legislation, the “Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015,” that would modernize and renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), boost economic growth and open the door to new markets for US goods and services.
More than 75 members of the US House of Representatives signed a letter urging the Obama Administration to negotiate for a positive market-access outcome for the US dairy industry in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Dairy organizations from the U.S. have collaborated with dairy groups from Australia and New Zealand to issue a joint letter to their respective trade and agricultural officials that requests an “ambitious, comprehensive and commercially meaningful” resolution in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).