It wasn't always easy to convince people to join USDEC
," Kirkpatrick says.
Addressing the scope and significance of the project, USDEC
President Tom Suber remarked, "Congratulations on a first-rate, careful, strategic and complex process.
In the letter, NMPF and USDEC expressed their willingness to work with U.
USDEC maintains offices in Mexico City, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, London, Bangkok and Sao Paulo to assist in the export of U.
USDEC is one of the sponsors of the competition, and helped encourage U.
A complete list of 2004 World Cheese Award winners from the United States is available at the USDEC website, http://www.
NMPF and USDEC
applauded the fact that, for the first time, several key objectives of the U.
Since then USDEC
has sought to assist companies to increase business within the current restrictive confines of U.
As early as 1995, USDEC
understood that by subsidizing above and beyond its WTO commitments, Canada's dairy exporters were taking market share away from U.
From 1997 to 2001, Canada's average annual exports reached 22,993 tons of cheese, 11,619 tons of butter and 35,606 tons of skim milk powder, plus 35,229 tons of evaporated/condensed milk, 7,517 tons of fluid milk and 6,687 tons of ice cream, according to USDEC
dairy industry organizations, including IDFA, USDEC
and NMPF, worked with U.
dairy exporters with greater opportunities to expand sales into international markets," says Tom Suber, executive director of USDEC