US, Mexican Dairy Industry Leaders Pledge Renewed Cooperation

US, MEXICO - Concluding a two-day summit, leaders of the US and Mexican dairy industry organisations pledged to work together to boost trade between the two countries, address mutual challenges and increase dairy production and consumption on both sides of the border.
calendar icon 12 August 2016
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The dairy leaders signed a memorandum creating a US-Mexico Dairy Alliance that will meet annually to exchange information, review industry trends, and identify and seek solutions for problems affecting either side.

Signing the memorandum for the United States were Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, and Tom Suber, president of the US Dairy Export Council. Signing for Mexico were Salvador Álvarez Morán, president of the Mexico Livestock Association (CNOG) and Juan Carlos Pardo, president of the National Chamber of Industrial Milk (CANILEC).

Mr Mulhern and Mr Suber characterised the summit as re-energising a relationship forged under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which came into force in 1994. 

“Since NAFTA, our markets have converged seeing both US and Mexican dairy farmers growing. US dairy exports to Mexico have increased significantly, while Mexico’s internal milk production has also seen expansion,” said Mr Mulhern.

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