Share18 October 2019A 20% drop in sales of Made in Italy agri-food products affected by Trump's superdazi. This is the effect estimated by Coldiretti of the entry into force of the new tariffs on European products up to 7.5 billion starting from October 18, in the context of the dispute in the aeronautical sector involving the American Boeing and the European Airbus, after the green light of the WTO. From Parmigiano Reggiano to Grana Padano to Gorgonzola but also cold cuts, citrus fruits, juices and liqueurs, in the black list decided by the US Trade Representative (USTR) there are food goods for an export value of about half a billion euros hit by duties additions that - underlines Coldiretti - cause the rise in consumer prices and a worrying reduction in purchases by US citizens and restaurateurs.
The tariff for Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano for example passes - explains Coldiretti - from the current 2.15 dollars per kilo to about 6 dollars per kilo. The result is that the American consumer will have to buy it on the shelf at a price that rises from the current around 40 dollars a kilo to over 45 dollars, with a consequent slowdown in consumption. To benefit from the situation is the lobby of the US dairy industry (CCFN) which - reports Coldiretti - has explicitly asked with a letter to impose taxes on imports of European cheeses in order to favor the fake Made in Italy industry and force the 'European Union to open the borders to the tarot with stars and stripes. The bad copies of domestic dairy products have grown exponentially over the past 30 years, reaching a total of 2.5 billion kilos and almost 2/3 in Wisconsin and California, while New York is in third place . In quantitative terms at the top of the rankings - explains Coldiretti - there is mozzarella with 1.97 billion kilos per year, followed by Parmesan with 192 million kilos, provolone with 181 million kilos, ricotta with 113 million kilos. chili and Romano with 25 million pounds made without sheep's milk, according to Coldiretti's analysis of USDA data, the US Department of Agriculture. If Italy pays a substantial bill for cheeses, cured meats and liqueurs, France - Coldiretti points out - estimates the total economic damage caused by US duties in the food sector involving wines excluding champagne and cheeses, except for the Roquefort. Spain - continues Coldiretti - is hit on olive oil, wine and cheese while Great Britain is penalized above all in terms of spirits, starting from Scotch Whiskey but in the viewfinder there is also Germany, which will be seen tax about a fifth of its exports to the United States. "Now the negotiation is pending awaiting the WTO ruling on US subsidies to Boeing with the commitment of US President Donald Trump to assess the grievances of Italy assumed in the meeting with the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella. important to keep the negotiation channel open, it is necessary to activate as soon as possible compensatory aid by strengthening the programs for the promotion of agricultural products in third countries and by granting aid to farmers who risk suffering the effects of a perfect storm between US and Brexit duties, after having suffered so far a loss of one billion euros in the last five years due to the total embargo of Russia "" concludes the president of Coldiretti Ettore Prandini.