Trump Administration Imposes Tariff on EU Goods

Not the cheese! Something however the cheese!

As a part of a response to European Union plane subsidies, the U.S. will impose a 25 p.c tariff on a number of meals merchandise from the EU, starting as early as October 18. On the checklist are Spanish olives, French wine, single malt scotch and whiskey, German waffles and wafers, and numerous cheeses, liqueurs, olive oils, butters, yogurts, and preserved fruit from throughout Europe. The entire checklist could be discovered right here.

The transfer is a part of President Trump’s ongoing commerce wars that would danger placing the U.S. right into a recession. And meals producers are scrambling to determine how one can deal. In response to a launch from the Specialty Meals Affiliation, a commerce affiliation of meals distributors and importers, the trade is on edge about how this can all shake out. “We have been trying to shed light on the fact that taxing American consumers on food products is not the right answer to [the EU’s subsidies],” stated Thomas Gellert, president of New Jersey specialty meals importer Atalanta. “It not only impacts consumers, but many companies and many jobs as well.”

Certainly, it appears doubtless that specialty import shops will take a success, in addition to eating places specializing in European delicacies or wine. The remainder of us, in the meantime, have two weeks to replenish on as a lot Parmigiano Reggiano and Balvenie as attainable.

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