• Lis Harvey

The Trouble With Tariffs

Updated: Mar 26, 2020

On October 18, the US imposed new tariffs of up to 25% on select goods from the European Union. Although the conflict stems from EU aircraft subsidies, the list of items is packed with specialty foods. These include Spanish olives, French wines, Italian meats, fruit juices, and oodles of cheese from numerous countries. Buyers and sellers rushed to get containers on the water. The impact is likely to be felt for months to come, and there's no end in sight to the EU trade war (see recent posturing of the US against French taxation of tech giants). Modern Farmer's quick overview of the initial EU tariffs is worth a two-minute read. The New York Times published a primer on the trade conflict. Charleston's Post and Courier interviewed several dismayed importers east of the Mississippi.

Co-hosting with culture magazine, the monger will interview folks from all facets of the specialty foods industry during an online lunch-and-learn webinar co-hosted by Culture Magazine. Want to know how other buyers are dealing with European imports? Join us for #TariffTalk, a free online webinar Thursday January 9 at 3:00pm Eastern, Noon Pacific. We'll unpack the recent trade conflicts with a panel discussion. Register for free:

The monger welcomes emailed questions in advance, or questions tagged #tarifftalk on Twitter or Instagram.

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