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Maine lawmakers laud administration’s lobster industry tariff relief plans

June 25, 2020 at 2:04 PM
Maine lawmakers on Thursday welcomed the Trump administration’s decision to consider tariff relief for the U.S. lobster industry, which they have long said was unfairly targeted by China in retaliation for U.S. tariffs. President Trump announced the move on Wednesday, also directing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to consider retaliatory tariffs if China does not fulfill its commitment in the U.S. China phase-one trade deal to purchase more U.S. lobsters. China in 2018 hit U.S. lobster exports with a 25...


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