Spain’s Sanchez pledges to fend off food sector against 'unfair' US tariffs


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Spain’s Sanchez pledges to fend off food sector against 'unfair' US tariffs

On Saturday, the 5th of October 2019, Spain’s acting PM Pedro Sanchez had pledged to safeguard the agriculture sector of Spain, adding that he would do everything possible to defend the country’s farming sector over the narratives of United States’ proposed tariff hike on European farm products.

In fact, latest comment from Spain’s Prime Minister Sanchez came forth as a repercussion of a US announcement made Wednesday (October 2nd) which involved new tariffs on a swath of EU goods ranging from aircrafts to child’s playthings to critical agricultural goods including cheese following a WTO ruling that provided US with the right to impose a 10 per cent tariff hike on $7.5 billion worth of EU goods as punitive measures, as EU Commission was found guilty of unfairly aiding Airbus subsidies over decades to counter US-based low-cost aircraft carrier maker Boeing Co.

As an aftermath, adding that Spain, the country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula with diverse geography and culture, would always try to maintain the best possible transatlantic trade relationship, but not in exchange of its farming sector, Spanish PM Sanchez said at an conference in the Southwestern region of Galicia on Saturday (October 5th), “We are an administration that wants to maintain the best possible transatlantic relations...but my responsibility as prime minister is to defend the agricultural sector in the face of any attempt to railroad us with tariffs. ”