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Dairy Processors Thank U.S. Trade Officials for Efforts on TPP

Oct 05, 2015
Clay Hough, IDFA Senior Group Vice Presdent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

Contact: Peggy Armstrong
(202) 220-3508

IDFA Looks Forward to Reviewing Dairy Provisions

(Washington, D.C. – October 5, 2015) The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today released the following statement upon the announced conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.

“IDFA thanks U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, U.S. Chief Agricultural Negotiator Darci Vetter and the entire U.S. interagency negotiating team for their hard work in bringing the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations to a close,” said Clay Hough, IDFA senior group vice president. “We look forward to reviewing the agreement’s dairy provisions as they become available.”

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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies within a $125-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's nearly 200 dairy processing members run nearly 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.


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