Dutch cheese makers are worried about threat of U.S tariffs
They are worried that the United States could impose $11 billion worth of tariffs on European export products over subsidies for Airbus, and Europe has threatened to retaliate over U.S. tax breaks for Boeing, a dispute that seems far removed from the Dutch cheese industry.
But two famed Dutch cheeses, Gouda Holland and Edam Holland, are among the many artisanal European products threatened with the tariffs.
The Dutch, world’s second-largest agricultural exporter after the United States, send 78 million euros worth of cheese products to the U.S. every year.
Earlier, the EU Commission published an 11-page list of U.S. imports worth $20 billion that the European Union said could hit with tariffs in the transatlantic aircraft subsidy dispute.