The US National Fisheries Institute has welcomed the announcement by the Trump administration of tariffs being eliminated on live and frozen lobster exported to the EU.
NFI President John Connelly has called this a genuine breakthrough in efforts to open more markets to high quality, sustainable American seafood.
He commented that duties on live and frozen US lobster shipped to the EU had been between 8 and 20%, but, as part of the new bilateral agreement, the rate will drop to 0%.
‘This achievement will provide an immediate and sorely needed boost to the men and women who harvest American lobster and the lobster processors and distributors who together supply this great product to consumers in the vital EU market and around the world,’ John Connelly said.
‘President Trump, along with Ambassador Lighthizer and his team, deserve great credit for making American seafood exports a priority. Likewise, this would not have been possible without the continued and forceful advocacy of Senator Susan Collins.’