Canada’s Ambassador to the United States is firing back at claims that Canada is hindering the trade of poultry with the United States. Canadian Ambassador to the United States David MacNaughton told a group of senators who say Canada has denied access to U.S. poultry and eggs that their claims are “inaccurate.” McNaughton cited statistics on Canadian imports of U.S. poultry and eggs, saying Canada will continue to “stand up” for Canada’s farmers and their supply management system for dairy, poultry, and eggs, according to the Hagstrom Report. The comments were responding to a separate letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, which asked the Trump administration to address poultry trade during renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The group, led by Delaware Democrat Tom Carper, claims trade barriers by Canada have harmed the U.S. poultry industry for 20 years.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.