Articles by Tom Suber

The Middle East needs U.S. dairy products

March 9, 2014

 A growing population, the rise of a middle class and demand for innovative and healthy dairy foods contribute to a rise in U.S. dairy exports to the Middle East and North Africa at exporting.  

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Whole-milk-powder has huge potential market internationally

September 13, 2013
WMP has a limited market domestically but a huge potential market internationally. Whole milk powder can be a real difference-maker in exporting for the U.S. dairy industry.
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Fixing broken milk powder pricing

An industry group is at work to fix a broken milk powder price-discovery process that is resulting in damaging volatility, lost competitiveness and eroding global market share.
June 13, 2013
An industry group is at work to fix a broken milk powder price-discovery process that is resulting in damaging volatility, lost competitiveness and eroding global market share.
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Dairy exports continue to grow

Neither droughts nor threatened port closures nor a shaky global economy could deter U.S. dairy ingredient manufacturers. Last year, exports again were 13% of milk production. It’s a fact: the industry keeps getting better at exporting.
March 19, 2013
In the ongoing maturation of the U.S. dairy industry as a global player, we took another step forward in 2012.
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Where are U.S. ambitions in a global dairy business?

The global dairy business isn’t standing still, and neither should America’s dairy processing industry.
September 18, 2012
We’re in the right place at the right time. The global dairy industry is a growth sector — that much is crystal clear. At the “Future of Food” summit in Washington, D.C., earlier this summer (an event co-hosted by the dairy producer-funded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy), speaker after speaker talked about the challenges of feeding the planet’s growing population.
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Using traceability to protect supply chain integrity

Instituting a voluntary standardized traceability program is an important and necessary step.
June 8, 2012
Back in 1997, the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments began making the case for a voluntary dairy food safety program called HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). This program remains an internationally accepted, science-based system for ensuring food safety controls. At the time, the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance  was doing the heavy lifting on dairy safety.
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Exporting to Mexico is an overnight success, 20 years in the making

Trade with Mexico required a wide range of development activities, including retail and foodservice promotions, regulatory clarifications and trade policy advocacy.
March 18, 2012
A week or so before Thanksgiving 2011, Mexico became our first billion-dollar overseas market. It was like watching our first-born go through a graduation ceremony — the satisfying reward after years of careful nurturing.
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Whacking Non-tariff Trade Barriers

September 1, 2010
China asks for a new health certificate; India abruptly changes import permit requirements; the European Union makes U.S. exporters jump through fresh hoops.
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Global Insights: Globalization Update

March 1, 2010
In this space last fall, I introduced what has come to be known as “The Globalization Study.” This report, more formally titled “The Impact of Globalization on the U.S. Dairy
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Global Insights

September 1, 2009
USDEC’s Tom Suber on exporting challenges.
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