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Spanish Lemon Growers Optimistic About Tariff Suspension

Dan Citrus, Exports/Imports, Fruits, Specialty Crops

The Agricultural Association of Young Farmers (ASAJA) Murcia expressed “enormous optimism” for the suspension of tariffs agreed to by the United States and the European Union (EU). Tariffs on Spanish lemons exported to the United States that were set at 25% have been temporarily lifted for four months. Similarly, the EU has suspended tariffs on U.S. grapefruit imports. “It is certainly good …

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Imports Threaten EU Citrus Industry

Dan Citrus, Exports/Imports

Citrus imports in the European Union (EU) are causing a large oversupply in the market. According to the Valencian Association of Farmers, the largest organization of agricultural producers in Spain, a new record of 2,198,146 tons of citrus were exported to the EU from January to October 2020. This represents an increase of 15.4% over the same period last year. …

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Remedy to EU Grapefruit Tariffs Sought

Dan Citrus, Exports/Imports, Florida, Grapefruit, Trade

The European Union (EU) recently imposed approximately $4 billion in tariffs on U.S. grapefruit and other agricultural products. The tariffs, authorized by the World Trade Organization, are punishment for U.S. subsidies for the Boeing Company. “Once again U.S. agriculture is caught in the crossfire of a dispute that is not of our making and we are used as leverage in …

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U.S. Peanut Federation Addresses EU Tariffs

Dan Exports/Imports, Peanuts

It was announced this week that the European Union has slapped new tariffs on in-shell peanuts and peanut kernels at a level of 25%. A move that was authorized by the World Trade Organization (WTO). According to a story from Tyron Spearman, the United States Peanut Federation (USPF) is working to protect European market access for U.S. peanuts against this latest round …

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EU Parliament Approves Increased U.S. Beef Access

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

(NAFB) — It was a happy Thanksgiving for U.S. beef producers. The European Parliament voted last Thursday to approve a plan that grants the U.S. a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free, high-quality beef quota. The agreement was originally signed back in August. The U.S. Meat Export Federation was pleased to hear of the approval. “Approval by the European …

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EU Ready for Talks over U.S. Beef

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The European Union (EU) is readying to negotiate with the United States to allow the U.S. to increase beef exports to EU countries. The European Commission sought approval from its 28-member states last month to open negotiations with Washington. The approval process is expected to be completed next week to allow negotiations to begin. Beef is separate from an arrangement …

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EU, China, Working to Strengthen Trade Ties

Jim Rogers Industry News Release

The European Union is working to strengthen trade ties with China as the U.S. and China are embattled in a trade war. Repercussions of the trade war are being felt throughout U.S. agriculture, as the retaliatory tariffs from China will soon go into effect. Meanwhile, the EU is taking full advantage of the situation, and engaging with China to further …