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Trump Trade War Could Screw Over the Florida Orange Industry

Florida’s loss could be Brazil’s, Mexico’s, China’s gain


The pending Trump trade wars could bode poorly for American workers in numerous industries. 

In response to Trump's threatened tariffs on European Union exports of steel and aluminum, the EU has drafted two lists of American products to which it could add a 25 percent tariff. Five types of orange juice are on Part A. The items on Part A could be targeted immediately; those on Part B could be subjected to tariffs after three years, Politico EU reports.

Though most of its production is consumed domestically, Florida is the world's second-largest exporter of orange juice.

Politico EU also reported that a senior official said the list was for "stakeholder consultations."

The two lists comprise a total of 6.4 billion Euros, or 7.8 billion dollars, worth of American exports.

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