The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) are both voicing their displeasure with the latest round of trade tariffs placed on Mexico by the Trump Administration.

On May 30, the White House announced plans to put new duties on imports from Mexico starting on June 10. The latest tariffs by the Trump Administration have been established to address illegal immigration concerns along the Southern Border. This comes just a few weeks after the dairy industry was celebrating  the halt of retaliatory tariffs related to steel and aluminum trade  that had impact exports to Canada and Mexico. 

Both leadership teams from NMPF pointed out the stance of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) as the direction the Trump Administration should take regarding trade, border security and immigration. They are also concerned it could endanger approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a trade deal that could bring in an additional $277 million in dairy sales.