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USDA Extends Suspension of Rule Regulating Dairy Import Licenses

Dec 10, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday published a final rule that will extend for five more years the current suspension of the rule regulating the allocation of dairy import licenses. The suspended rule would have reduced the allowable quotas of imports for some dairy importers that have been unable to fulfill their quotas, given the weak economy and the falling dollar. IDFA and other industry groups worked diligently for the extension to ensure that long-term business relationships between processors and their suppliers would be allowed to remain intact.

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