Apples in binU.S. apple exports to Southeast Asia are seeing steep declines and all signs are pointing to a 2018 50% retaliatory tariff from China. Since the tariff was put in place, exports have plummeted 40% over the past three years and aren’t seeing signs of bouncing back. That loss is felt specifically now from what would be an increased holiday demand around the Chinese New Year. U.S. Apple is lobbying the Biden Administration to drop Section 232 and 301 tariffs on China, which they believe will encourage China to drop their apple tariff in return.

Washington, which accounts for the great majority of U.S. apple exports (95%), has seen their exports drop from 32% down to 21.3% since the tariffs were put in place, a 22-year low for the state.

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