Tariffs May Make Americans Give U.S. Cheeses Another Look

Consumers lose with the tariffs because prices will go up, says Janet Fletcher, publisher of the blog Planet Cheese. And yet, because it will narrow the price differential between domestic cheeses and similar imports — American artisan cheeses, usually small and “boutique,” have tended to carry a higher price point due to lack of economies of scale — this development could make people give American cheeses a new look.

Importers Scramble to Stockpile European Cheeses Before Trump’s Tariffs Kick In

Phil Marfuggi, president and chief executive officer of Ambriola, a unit of Auricchio SpA, one of Italy’s largest cheese producers, is among the many importers and shop owners across the country who are scrambling to stockpile European cheeses before new U.S. tariffs kick in on Oct. 18 in efforts to shield consumers from price hikes.

U.S. Tariffs Grate on Italy’s Parmesan Cheesemakers

October 15, 2019 Reuters

U.S. consumers will pay around $5 a kilogram more for Italian Parmesan cheese because of duties announced by Washington on a range of European goods, a cheesemaking consortium said on Thursday, complaining it was set to take an unfair hit in the trade spat.

A Hard Landing for Some: US Trade Tariffs on EU Agricultural Products

October 14, 2019 Rabobank

In total about 107,000 metric tons of EU dairy products fall into the 65 HTS codes subjected to an additional 25% ad valorem tariff from October 18. Cheese will be the hardest-hit by the additional import tariffs.

US Tariffs Grate on Italy’s Parmesan Cheesemakers

October 8, 2019 Reuters

U.S. consumers will pay around $5 a kilogram more for Italian Parmesan cheese because of duties announced by Washington on a range of European goods, a cheesemaking consortium said on Thursday, complaining it was set to take an unfair hit in the trade spat.