US firms and farms worried over impact of trade spat

When China posted a list of American imports it intends to levy a 25 per cent duty on come July 6 in re-taliation for US tariffs on Chinese goods, it created a wave of apprehension more than 10,000km away in picturesque coastal Maine.

The reason? Lobsters are on the Chinese list of more than 170 different US seafood products.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 21, 2018, with the headline 'US firms and farms worried over impact of trade spat'. Subscribe