The Dairy Download

Ep. 53 - Trade With India

May 19, 2023 IDFA Season 7 Episode 6
The Dairy Download
Ep. 53 - Trade With India
Show Notes

No one loves dairy quite like India. The world’s most populous country consumes more dairy than any other country in the world, but it also produces the most milk. How then can the United States gain significant market access? In the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we speak with two experts about the policy and business opportunities ahead for dairy trade between the U.S. and India.
First up is Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, former assistant U.S. Trade Representative for agricultural affairs and commodity policy. As a former negotiator, Bomer has sat across the table from India’s top trade officials. How can U.S. policymakers make inroads in both the short and long run? Bomer shares her experience and insights.
Next up is Earl Rattray, chair of the India New Zealand Business Council and a founding director of Fonterra. Rattray has been producing dairy in India for more than a decade. While he says no country has preferential access to the Indian market, he does think high-value dairy products and ingredients from well developed markets will be in demand as the country grows and commercializes.

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