Maine Delegation issues joint statement regarding China’s retaliatory tariffs on lobster

Posted:  Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:15am

MAINE—On June 15, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin released the following joint statement in response to China’s retaliatory tariffs on American Lobster:

“Maine’s lobster industry is an irreplaceable piece of our state’s economy that supports thousands of jobs and entire coastal communities. Just two weeks ago, the Maine delegation heard directly from our state’s lobster industry about the economic hardship a trade war with China would cause them. We will be outlining our concerns with the USTR about how these new tariffs will jeopardize this industry.”

The joint statement comes after China issued its own list of tariffs on the U.S. following President Trump’s issuance of tariffs on Chinese goods.

For more information, read Wall Street Journal article: China Issues Retaliatory Tariffs as Trade Fight Heats Up

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)  released a list of products imported from China that will be subject to additional tariffs.

For more information, read the full release:

Read the Washington Post: China threatens tariffs on US lobsters as business booms