Following Deal With Mexico, Trump Administration Demanding Concessions On Supply Management

“They may have some problems with the kinds of concessions we need,” says U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross when talking about Canada.

The Trump Administration is pushing for Canada to make concessions on supply management.

Following their deal with Mexico – that didn’t include Canada – the U.S. has increased leverage over Canada, and is using that leverage to push their interests in the dairy sector.

Both U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Trump’s National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow, made clear that they want supply management to be put on the table, as noted by the CP:

“They may have some problems with the kinds of concessions we need,” Ross told the Fox Business News program Mornings With Maria.

“They’ve been very bad to our farmers, particularly to our dairy farmers. The president has made clear that’s not something that’s agreeable to him.”

Kudlow told the Fox show Varney and Co. that Trump would “love” to make a deal with Canada. But he said it has to be “a good deal which is in the interests of the American economy, the American workforce, American farmers.”

As he announced the deal with Mexico, Trump once again brought up tariffs on American dairy products entering Canada, saying “We’re not going to stand for that.”

Trump has repeatedly criticized the supply management system, and has threatened a 25% tariff on Canadian-made cars entering the U.S. if the issue is not resolved.

While most of the Canadian political class – including Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer – have opposed putting supply management on the table in NAFTA negotiations, Maxime Bernier has said it should be part of negotiations.

“Now, and , stop fooling around and playing politics. Put supply management on the table, end the retaliatory measures, accept Trump’s offer to aim at reducing all tariffs and barriers, and NEGOTIATE SERIOUSLY. More grandstanding will bring no result.”

Spencer Fernando

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Ron Voss

Manny Montenenegrino in an Interview with Ezra Levant last light laid out a scary scenario, namely that Trump expects Trudeau to hold firm on supply management which will be his justification to bring in tariffs on Canada’s auto industry.
Trudeau, in turn, expects such action by Trump will cause a significant increase of the Hate Trump vote (the major emphasis of his election campaign) so as to pave his way to re-election.


Watch for Trudeau to spend billions subsidizing the control of food. His Government and way of thinking is looking more and more like a Communist Dictatorship. The dancing Pride for alla costume clown has to stop with this intentional division of Canadians.


If the deal is bad for Canada, just walk away from it….

Juan Galt

You can’t just walk away from your largest trading partner.


Thank you Spencer for this nice new comment section, I like it you are a magic man, I am illiterate on computers now. Did I not hear that Andrew Scheer was backing away from protecting the Cartel system in Canada? I remember reading this somewhere but I must be wrong. The Chicken quota system was almost 90 percent foreign owned when I left farming. and Saputo is almost a monopoly in Canada for dairy products, which should not be either. We used to make our own cars and parts here in Canada but sold that out or closed that down… Read more »

Ron Voss

The Liberals and Conservatives arguing over who is most supportive of supply management:

shawn harris

There is every reason to believe that Trudeau, being defiant, arrogant and deceitful, thus far in his time as PM, will use the demands by Trump to build an election platform. One whereby he will focus attention away from his failures, lies and broken promises, by blaming it all on either Trump or Harper. Trudeau’s current stance on trade is consistent with everything he does, as being guided by his rigid socialist thinking and decision making. So he will not give Trump anything he wants, for two reasons, first he needs the public to forget about and not focus on… Read more »

Juan Galt

Trump’s goal is to bring the Big 3 auto manufacturers back to Michigan and Ohio, preferably with an announcement made before the November midterm elections. Hold on tight folks, Canada is in for a bumpy ride!