Senator Susan Collins: “Hold China Accountable” For Phase One Lobster Purchases
“Hold China accountable.” That’s the latest message from U.S. Senator Susan Collins, who at a Commerce Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, urged U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai to support Maine’s lobster industry by pushing China to uphold its promise to purchase more U.S. lobster.
It seems like a lifetime ago thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in 2018 China imposed a 25% retaliatory tariff on U.S. lobster. Live lobster exports to China took a hit almost immediately, declining by 64% – a big deal considering that...
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