Beef producers from several countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this week. The Five Nations Beef Alliance says after five years of negotiations, the TPP must not be allowed to drift or lose momentum. The FNBA has consistently called for a non-discriminatory, plurilateral TPP deal that will liberalize the trade in beef products.

Dairy groups are commending senators for their work in increasing market access to US dairy in Canada and Japan. The National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council thanked a bipartisan group of 22 senators for urging the Obama administration for the increase in market access as part of any final Pacific Rim trade agreement. In a letter led by Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Idaho’s Mike Crapo to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the senators asked that the U.S. secure significant market access benefits across all dairy products, particularly into Japan and Canada, in ongoing TPP negotiations.