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01/07/2020

U.S. considers 100% tariffs on Italian food and wine: Links to write to your representatives in congress

As you are probably already aware, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is currently considering the implementation of 100 percent tariffs on food and wines produced in the European Union, including Italian products.

The USTR already imposed 25 percent tariffs on Italian cheese and other food products in October of last year. The fallout for Italian cheese producers has been challenging, to say the least.

If the 100 percent tariffs are imposed, many Italian food and wine producers who count on the U.S. market for sales of their products will be seriously impacted. In some cases, the results could be disastrous, causing many businesses — on both sides of the Atlantic — to shutter.

Using the first two links below, you can writes to your representatives in congress expressing your concern (it takes just a few clicks to fill out the form and generate a pre-written “form” letter that will be sent to your senators and your congressperson).

The third link can be used to post a comment on the USTR website. The deadline for submitting comments to the USTR is Monday, January 13.

And we also encourage you to sign this Change.org petition currently being circulated by Italian winemakers.

Thank you for making your voice heard.

Write to your senators (via the National Association of Wine Retailers):
https://account.votility.com/enterprise/NAWR/ec/697

To your congressperson (via the National Association of Wine Retailers):
https://account.votility.com/enterprise/NAWR/ec/698

To the United States Trade Representative (USTR):
https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=USTR-2019-0003-2518

The deadline to register your concern with the USTR is Monday, January 13.

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