The United States Congress has approved the reduction of up to 3% of the tariff on Spanish imports of canned artichokes

The United States Congress has approved the reduction of up to 3% of the tariff on Spanish imports of canned artichokes

Artichoke producers celebrate the 3% reduction in tariffs applied to canned artichokes. According to FEPEX, this 3% reduction is applied to artichokes prepared in vinegar or acetic acid, now going to pay from 10% to 7.2%, while the artichokes preserved in other ways benefit from a reduction of 2.2%, which makes, from now , the tariff rate for this type of product is 12.7%. 

This news has been very well received by the producers and exporters of the region of Murcia, who have been working for years to achieve a reduction in this tariff to increase the competitiveness of the market for canned artichokes in Spain.

However, this is an interim measure that will remain in force until December 2020, although, according to Europa Press, from group associations and Proexport want to continue working to keep it in time.

The region of Murcia is one of the main production areas of the canned artichokes in Spain

It should be noted that, as La Verdad confirms, the region of Murcia is one of the main production areas of the artichoke in Spain. In addition, it is the main national exporter of this product to the United States, concentrating 60% of the total national exports, that is to say, almost 20,000 tonnes per year.

Total suppression of the tariff on Spanish imports of peppers

Another of the measures that was approved in the Congress of the United States and that benefits enormously to the producers and elaborators Murcia is the total suppression of the tariff of 8.1% that applied to the Spanish imports of canned peppers.

This opening of the American market to Spanish products will allow Murcian producers to increase their exports and thus compete with countries like Peru, which is the main exporter of canned pepper to EE. UU with a total of 65% of the product consumed in the United States versus 11% Spanish, which means 4,500 tons per year, according to the newspaper La Verdad.

In addition, this medium includes statements by Mariano Zapata, the president of the ‘Alhóndigas’ sectoral of Proexport, which highlights the importance of the North American market for companies in Murcia, “It is a very relevant market and we trust that the farmers and companies in Murcia are the great beneficiaries of this agreement. “

If you want, you can get information about the new prices of canned artichokes at Ecanners.com.