Alaska seafood industry braces for China tariff pain

SEWARD, Alaska (Reuters) – Alaska fishermen are used to coping with fickle weather and wild ocean waves. Now they face a new challenge: the United States’ trade war with China, which buys $1 billion in Alaskan fish annually, making it the state’s top seafood export market.

Icicle Seafoods plant is seen in Seward, Alaska, U.S., August 4, 2018. REUTERS/Yereth Rosen

Beijing, in response to the Trump administration’s move to implement extra levies on Chinese goods, last month imposed a 25 percent tariff on Pacific Northwest seafood, including Alaskan fish, in a tit-for-tat that has…

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