Correction: Canada Trump story | Fox News

In a story April 18 about a dispute between the U.S. and Canada over milk, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Canada has decided to impose import taxes on ultra-filtered milk. Canada changed its policy on pricing domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower prices for Canadian products including ultra-filtered milk that compete with the U.S. product.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Canada: Trump is wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

Canada’s ambassador to Washington says President Donald Trump is wrong when he says Canada’s trade practices in the dairy industry are “very unfair.”

By ROB GILLIES

Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s ambassador to Washington said Tuesday night that President Donald Trump is wrong when he says Canada’s trade practices in the dairy industry are “very unfair.”

Ambassador David MacNaughton said in a letter to the governors of Wisconsin and New York that Canada is aware of their letter to Trump asking him to address Canadian dairy practices.

“Canada does not accept the contention that Canada’s dairy policies are the cause of financial loss for dairy farmers in the United States,” MacNaughton said.

He said the facts don’t bear that out and attached a U.S. Department of Agriculture dairy outlook report that “clearly indicates the poor results in the U.S. sector are due U.S. and global overproduction.”

Trump spoke out against Canada on Tuesday in a way he’s not done before, saying Canada has been “very, very unfair” to dairy farmers and “we’re going to start working on that.”

Canada changed its policy on pricing domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower prices for Canadian products including ultra-filtered milk that compete with the U.S. product. About 70 dairy producers of the ultra-filtered milk, which is used to make cheese, in both U.S. states are affected.

MacNaughton writes that the Canada dairy industry is less protectionist than that of the U.S, which he says has employed technical barriers to keep Canadian dairy out of the U.S. market.

“It is important that…

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