On Friday, January 19 Ryan joined other agriculture industry stakeholders for a meeting on NAFTA’s Chapter 19 with Victor Mroczka, Director of Trade Remedies, WTO & Multilateral Affairs at the U.S. Trade Representative. During the meeting, agriculture stakeholders discussed the benefits of Chapter 19 to exporters and investors in the North American marketplace. Chapter 19 of NAFTA creates a process for reviewing (challenging) one member’s imposition of anti-dumping (AD) or countervailing duties (CVD) on imports from another NAFTA member. It has provided U.S. food and agriculture exporters with an effective tool to hold AD and CVD investigators and administrators accountable through an appeals process that can overturn egregious AD and CVD investigations and keeps markets open for business. Currently, negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico are considering the future of Chapter 19 in ongoing NAFTA negotiations.
More information on Chapter 19 can be found here.