Spain: Farmers reproach the European Commission for not including almonds in the US tariffs

Updated Nov 13, 2020
The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) reproaches the European Commission for not including almonds in the list of agricultural products in the United States on which it has decided to establish tariffs, amounting to 3,360 million euros, based on the new resolution of the World Trade Organization (WTO) related to the aid granted by the two powers to their respective aeronautical industries. The president of AVA-ASAJA, Cristýbal Aguado, regrets that, while the Trump Administration imposed taxes on our products with the greatest impact in 2019, such as citrus fruits, wines, olives or cheeses, Brussels now ignores almonds in the tariff countermeasures, when the exports of Californian almonds They are having a devastating impact, to the point of dropping prices below the profitability threshold and threatening the viability of a crop in which Valencian and Spanish farmers have placed high expectations. Not surprisingly, according to the Ministry of Commerce, US almond ...
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