The association of exporters and industrial olive-table Asemesa has reproached this Wednesday to the European Union do not help the Spanish table olives after tariffs imposed by the United States while this country "compensates its producers against commercial attacks with millions of dollars".
As reported in a statement Asemesa, the United States has approved substantial aid for farmers affected by "trade defense measures that other countries have adopted in retaliation for tariffs approved by the US."
Among others, the US government has approved more than 7,000 million dollars of aid only for soybean farmers affected by China's retaliatory measures against soybean imports from the United States.
Asemesa has demanded on numerous occasions from the EU a fund of aid to compensate the losses of the producers, especially of the exporting industry, after the decision of the United States last summer to impose tariffs to imports of Spanish olives.
In fact, Spanish exports of black olives to the United States, of which Seville is the main producer, They dropped almost 70% last August, during the first month of application of the final tariffs of 35% of the USA.