The United States and China are expected to sign an agreement Thursday to promote U.S. dairy products. Politico reports the two countries are expected to sign a memorandum that will allow further market access for U.S. dairy producers. U.S. Dairy Export Council CEO Tom Vilsack said last week that he has been working for months to reach an agreement between China and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A policy change announced by China in 2014 and implemented last year required certification of U.S. dairy products to meet Chinese food safety standards, something the FDA called “challenging to accomplish.” A new registry program approved by China will allow immediate access to more than 80 U.S. milk processors to China.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.