News May 2019

National Potato Council lobbies for USMCA, expanded trade with China

The Packer reports that potato industry leader Dan Moss voiced support for immediate Congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and expanded potato trade with China at a White House trade event May 23. 

“It was an honor to be included in this event at the White House,” Dan Moss, former president of the National Potato Council and a potato grower in Rupert, Idaho, said in a news release. “The success of the potato industry heavily relies on trade and foreign market access.”

After the U.S. lifted tariffs on Mexican and Canadian steel and aluminum in mid-May, Mexico on May 20 removed its 20% retaliatory tariff on frozen fries, according to the release.

Full report in The Packer here