Comments on: New tariffs on Spanish olives indicate US protectionist trend EU news and policy debates across languages Fri, 12 Apr 2019 18:26:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: Schuman Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:54:34 +0000 “as the EU is a protectionist body” – and for good reason too. Just as protectionist as the UK will have to be, despite the current rhetoric, unless you want to immediately wipe out your domestic produce in agriculture and various other sectors.

By: gruenebaum Sat, 25 Nov 2017 17:55:28 +0000 Why don’t you google it? Probably it will hurt your precious prejudice.
Countries like Tunisia have, for example, preferential access to the EU market for olives.

By: Tim Netherwood Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:26:57 +0000 What tariffs would the EU impose on countries trying to import olives to the EU? it can’t be zero as the EU is a protectionist body.

By: gruenebaum Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:59:04 +0000 Fortunately, the article provides a link to that US ruling.
It is entirely void of any factual evidence.
Obviously, these days it is enough that a pathetic US producer shows up and makes unfounded allegations and the government will punish the competitor.
I am not an expert although a keen consumer of olives in all colors; all shapes and sizes of olives, whether pitted or not pitted, and whether whole, sliced, chopped, minced, wedged, broken, or otherwise reduced in size.
And my initial observations would be that (a) subsidies in agriculture are rather common around the world and (b) Spain seems to have a significant competitive advantage over the US due to market size, expertise and climate.
Maybe such simple facts remain beyond the wit of the Yankees.