New Trump tariffs to hit Irish dairy and drink sectors

Kerrygold and Baileys among brands to be affected by $7.5 billion of levies on European exports

4th October, 2019
Donald Trump's administration is imposing the tariffs as retaliation for illegal state aid given to Airbus Picture: Tasos Katopodis/Getty

The plan includes a 25 per cent levy on a range of items including butter, yogurt, cheese, wine, olives and certain pork products.

The duties would take effect on October 18. The goal of the Trump administration in imposing retaliatory duties is to persuade the European Union to reach a negotiated settlement, according to a senior US trade official.

Ornua, the owner of Kerrygold, the US’s second best-selling butter brand, called the potential new tariff an “unwelcome...

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