Alaska Fish Factor
Trade war tariffs on seafood will affect Alaskan fishermen
July 19, 2018
Trump’s trade war now includes tariffs on seafood going to and from China.
China is Alaska’s biggest seafood buyer purchasing 54 percent of Alaska seafood exports last year valued at $1.3 billion. On July 6 a 25 percent tariff went into effect on U.S. imports to China, including all Alaska salmon, pollock, cod, herring, flatfish, Dungeness crab, sablefish, geoduck clams and more.
Then on July 11 Trump added a 10 percent tariff on all seafood sent from China to the US.
According to market expert John Sackton of Seafoodnews.com, it includes products that are reprocessed in China and sen...