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Chinese Tariffs' Devastating Impact on Lobster Exports

August 14, 2019 04:34 AM
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In July, 2018, China imposed tariffs on many American goods and products, including its highly coveted Maine lobsters. In just one year, export sales of the tasty crustaceans plummeted by more than 80%, forcing American companies exporting to China to make drastic changes. VOA's Julie Taboh traveled to the northeastern state of Maine to learn first-hand about the economic impact of Chinese tariffs on the industry.