Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Trump's Tariffs Likely to Result in Higher Prices for Alaskan Seafood


Another shrinking of America's standard of living because of Trump's tariffs.

“The U.S. is going to impose 10 percent tariff on imports from China, which could include Alaska seafood product that has gone to China for reprocessing and then is being imported into the U.S. for the domestic market,”  says Michael Kohan, the technical program director with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

Alaska seafood processors often head and gut fish, then send them to China for secondary processing. China then exports them back to the U.S. or to other countries from there, according to KTOO in Alaska.

Pollock, salmon, and Pacific cod make up the bulk of Alaska fish sent to China for reprocessing, according to the institute, and they’re included on the new tariff list.

The proposed tariffs would go into effect in September.

-RW