Mar 24, 2022
Cranberry Marketing Committee applauds US-UK tariff agreement

The U.S. cranberry industry welcomes the news of an agreement to remove Section 232 tariffs in the United Kingdom as a result of the settling of the long-standing steel and aluminum dispute.

Since 2018, U.S. cranberry concentrate has faced a 25% retaliatory duty in the U.K. as a result of this issue. This duty has limited the U.S. cranberry industry’s ability to export to the market. The removal of this tariff will allow U.S. cranberry concentrate to enter the market competitively, which will allow sales to expand. The U.S. cranberry industry is grateful for the resolution of this important trade issue.

The Cranberry Marketing Order was established as a Federal Marketing Order in 1962 and is a quasi-governmental agency under the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service. Its mission is to ensure a stable, orderly supply of good quality products in domestic and international markets.

Working with the USDA, the Cranberry Marketing Committee develops global marketing and promotional activities, and may issue volume control regulations when needed and as authorized. Authority for its actions are provided under Chapter IX, Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, referred to as the Federal Cranberry Marketing Order, which is part of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended.

This Act specifies cranberries as a commodity that may be covered, regulations that may be issued, guidelines for administering the programs, and privileges and limitations granted by Congress.

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