USA Today: Japan-EU Trade Deal Grates on U.S. Cheese Plans

News / In The News July 7, 2017

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A USA Today article explores how a new trade deal between the European Union and Japan will likely affect exports of U.S. dairy products, particularly cheese. The deal does not bode well for U.S. dairy farmers. “The EU and Japan will have lower taxes between themselves on dairy imports going to Japan from the EU,” Dr. Bob Young, chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation, told USA Today. “The EU will be able to send more products into Japan than before,” he explained. 

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