International Trade

Cheese was included on China's list of tariff-reduced imports because of 'three years of bridge-building efforts led by USDEC,' the US dairy organization said. Pic:©GettyImages/pabloborca

China lowers tariff rate on cheese imports

By Mary Ellen Shoup

China has lowered its tariff rate on cheese from 12% to 8% as demand for dairy soars in the country, boosting US export competitiveness in the market.

Diary UK says the dairy industry is strong and has consumer support, but there are still challenges to be tackled.

UK dairy industry publishes report covering Brexit issues

By Jim Cornall

Dairy UK, the representative body of the UK dairy industry, today published its “White Paper” report for 2017, outlining opportunities and challenges - including Brexit and consumer confidence in dairy foods.

As the fourth round of NAFTA negotiations closes, the US has made a direct demand for Canada to get rid of its dairy supply management system.  ©GettyImages/lukbar

US and Canada clash over NAFTA dairy trade negotiations

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The US has demanded an end to Canada’s supply chain management system for dairy products within the next 10 years as it nears the end of a fourth round of NAFTA talks outside of Washington, D.C.

Five European cheeses that have received protection under the CETA agreement are generic cheeses, the US dairy industry argues. Pic:© Getty Images/JackF

IDFA unhappy over trade agreement terms

By Jim Cornall

The European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been provisionally implemented, however, the US dairy industry isn’t impressed with some European cheese names being protected.

UK cheese exports on the rise. Photo: iStock

UK cheese exports grow 25% in H1 2017

By Jenny Eagle

The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reported record exports growth in H1 2017, with a 25% increase in cheese exports.

Will European cheese exports be able to compete with domestic Canadian cheese under the CETA agreement? Pic: ©iStock/ecobo

EDA expresses CETA cheese concerns

By Jim Cornall

With implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) looming, the European Dairy Association (EDA) said it still has concerns over the management of the cheese Tariff-Rate Quotas (TRQ).