Washington DC…The recently concluded trade agreement between the US, Mexico, and Canada (USMCA) will have little impact on kosher, a survey by Kosher Today concluded. Some kosher food industry experts are still analyzing the details and especially the impact on dairy. Canada and Mexico are the first and third largest exports markets for United States food and agricultural products, making up 28 percent of total food and agricultural exports in 2017. Most of the imported kosher foods were already at zero tariffs under the previous NAFTA. In addition to the current exports of dairy products that the United States makes to Canada of $619 million in 2017, Canada will provide new tariff rate quotas exclusively for the United States.
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