California Olive Growers Applaud US countermeasures against Illegal EU aircraft subsidies

The Olive Growers Council of California (OGCC) has announced it applauds the Trump Administration´s decision to take WTO-authorized countermeasures against the European Union (EU) for its non-compliance in the WTO Large Aircraft case, the council said.

The retaliatory measures announced today by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) include 25% duties on, among other goods, provisionally preserved bulk olives and other olive categories from Spain and certain other EU countries.

OGCC, stated that the Administration has been tireless in safeguarding the US-grown-and-processed ripe olive industry from dumped and subsidized ripe olives from Spain. In 2018, the Administration announced an average antidumping and countervailing duty rate of 35% on ripe olives from Spain.

OGCC said retaliatory tariffs on olives and other goods will help stop this unfair approach to trade, further underscore the Administration´s continued commitment to strong trade enforcement, and, in the case of olives, help protect the integrity of the US-grown-and-processed ripe olive industry.