100% DUTIES SLAPPED ON EU GOURMET FOOD LINES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The United States last week announced it will all but officially ban the importation of a host of European gourmet foods, in retaliation for Europe's refusal to accept U.S. hormone-treated beef.The U.S. Trade Representative last week said that, effective July 29, 34 European products with an import value of $116.8 million would be subject to 100% import duties. These tariffs would

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The United States last week announced it will all but officially ban the importation of a host of European gourmet foods, in retaliation for Europe's refusal to accept U.S. hormone-treated beef.

The U.S. Trade Representative last week said that, effective July 29, 34 European products with an import value of $116.8 million would be subject to 100% import duties. These tariffs would double these products' wholesale prices and have the effect of banning them from Ame

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