Trump targets Spanish olives


US President Donald Trump has found something else to target: the defenceless Spanish olive.

US Department of Commerce announced it would investigate imports of ripe olives produced in Spain to determine whether they benefit from unfair subsidies which allow them to be sold below market price on the other side of the Atlantic.

Duties could be slapped on imports of the fruit if it’s found to be the case,

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said “a full and fair assessment of the facts” would be carried out. But he warned that if rules are being broken, his department “will act swiftly to halt any unfair trade practices.”

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