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Grapefruit Part of Tariff Suspension

Dan Citrus, Exports/Imports, Grapefruit

Florida grapefruit grower and packer Dan Richey hopes a recently announced four-month suspension of tariffs on U.S. products shipped to the European Union (EU), including grapefruit, will become permanent. The EU and the United States on March 5 agreed on the mutual four-month suspension of the tariffs related to World Trade Organization (WTO) aircraft disputes. The suspension will cover all …

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Florida Representatives Concerned About EU Grapefruit Tariffs

Dan Citrus, Exports/Imports, Grapefruit

Twenty-two members of the Florida congressional delegation, led by Reps. Darren Soto and Bill Posey wrote a letter to Acting U.S. Trade Representative Maria Pagan expressing concerns over retaliatory tariffs placed by the European Union (EU) on U.S. agricultural products. The letter focused on the harm the EU tariffs could do to Florida grapefruit. Here’s the full text of the letter:  “We …

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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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President Trump Signs U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement; Ag Groups Respond

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

American Farm Bureau Federation Farmers and Ranchers Celebrate Japanese Trade Deal, Look Forward to More (AFBF-Oct. 7, 2019) — President Trump signed the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, which is an important step forward with U.S. agriculture’s fourth-largest export market. The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Today’s signing marks the successful end to more than a …