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Dairy Facts 2016

Indian Trade Barriers Subject of USITC Survey

Jan 15, 2014

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) will conduct a study looking at the effect of Indian barriers to U.S. exports and investment on the U.S. economy. The USITC has identified the U.S. dairy industry as one of the industries facing significant barriers, so it will be included among a number of industries being sampled. 

The mandatory questionnaire will be sent in February to approximately 8,000 U.S. firms. Individual responses will be protected as confidential business information, and responses will only be reported once aggregated with the others. 

Exports of U.S. dairy products to India are effectively prohibited under India’s current dairy sanitary import protocol. “Participating in studies such as this one is vital in order to break down barriers to U.S. dairy exports in the future,” said Beth Hughes, IDFA director of international affairs. “We encourage members who receive the survey to complete it and return it promptly.”

For more information about the study, contact Bill Powers, USITC project leader at or Renee Berry, USITC deputy project leader, at

Members may also contact Hughes at



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