New Zealand Initiates International Dispute Over Canada’s Dairy Market

Both Canada and New Zealand are two of the original six signatories to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a trade agreement among various nations on the Pacific Rim that has been in effect since December 2018. In May 2022, under the CPTPP, New Zealand initiated dispute settlement proceedings against Canada regarding Canada’s implementation of dairy tariff-free rate quotas, which New Zealand is claiming is inconsistent with the commitments of the CPTPP. This marks the first dispute taken by a party of the CPTPP. Read more here.