Statement by Jim Bair, President & CEO U.S. Apple Association Re: Easing of Tariffs on EU Imports November 2, 2021

November 3, 2021 U.S. Apple Association

“This weekend’s announcement that the Biden Administration will ease tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union should be congratulated as good news. Hopefully this will be the first step in helping reclaim market share for other U.S. export-dependent farm commodities. But for most U.S. apples the announcement will have little positive effect since the EU’s unscientific rules against even infinitesimally low residues of modern production compounds lock U.S. growers out of that market.”

National Fisheries Institute Statement on Suspension of UK Tariffs

Just days after the US and European Union (EU) officials announced plans to suspend tariffs on goods involved in the Boeing/Airbus trade dispute, policy makers are revealing a similar deal with the United Kingdom (UK.)

Japan Temporarily Sets Higher Tariffs On U.S. Beef Imports

March 17, 2021 Reuters

Japan is temporarily raising tariffs on U.S. beef imports as volumes have exceeded levels agreed to between the two nations for the fiscal year ending on March 31, Japan’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.

Scotch Whisky, English Cheese Prices Could Ease as U.S. Halts Tariffs

March 10, 2021 Bill Chapell, NPR

The Biden administration will suspend steep tariffs on Irish and Scotch whiskies, English cheeses and other products, after reaching an agreement with the U.K. Former President Trump had imposed the tariffs in late 2019 as part of a long-running dispute over the aviation industry.

C.H. Robinson Uncovers More Than a Billion Dollars in Tariff Refunds Going Untapped

November 17, 2020 C.H. Robinson

The vast majority of these refund opportunities, which have continued to be updated since 301 tariffs were implemented as a result of the U.S.- China trade war, are set to expire Dec. 31. With two-thirds of Chinese imported goods subject to 301 tariffs, businesses both large and small may be leaving millions on the table if they don’t take action.