EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — During a roundtable last Thursday between Ambassador Katherine Tai from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and agriculture stakeholder from Washington state, including the Washington State Potato Commission, Ambassador Tai reiterated her top priority to ensure U.S. products reach new markets while holding our trading partners accountable for their commitments.
In a readout from that meeting, Ambassador Tai highlighted the Administration’s actions to advocate for the agriculture industry, including visiting with her counterpart in Mexico to emphasize “the importance of Mexico taking the final steps to expand access for fresh U.S. potatoes throughout Mexico.”
“The potato industry greatly appreciates Ambassador Tai’s continued focus on opening this vital market to U.S. fresh exports. The history of this dispute clearly shows that this type of determination will be necessary in maintaining market access into the future,” said Jared Balcom, NPC Vice President of Trade Affairs.
The full readout is available here.
— National Potato Council via Northern Plains Potato Growers Association
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