FOOD RETAILERS AVOID DAMAGE IN BANANA WAR

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food retailers dodged a bullet in the Banana War.Four months after the United States threatened to impose 100% import duties on European Pecorino cheese, canned pork products, crackers and biscuits in a dispute with the European Union, the Clinton administration dropped most consumer products from a "hit list."Cashmere sweaters and candles were other major consumer products dropped

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food retailers dodged a bullet in the Banana War.

Four months after the United States threatened to impose 100% import duties on European Pecorino cheese, canned pork products, crackers and biscuits in a dispute with the European Union, the Clinton administration dropped most consumer products from a "hit list."

Cashmere sweaters and candles were other major consumer products dropped from the list, but electric coffee makers, various bath preparations,

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