For U.S. importers, especially the small ones, and restaurants that favor supporting boutique French wine producers, the name of Robert Lighthizer will long live in infamy.
The Coalition to Stop Restaurant Tariffs, which represents restaurants and their suppliers in all 50 states, is calling on the Biden administration to end all tariffs on European food, wine, and spirits.
Led by renowned chefs and restaurant owners, the coalition seeks immediate executive action to provide tariff relief for restaurant owners already struggling to survive the debilitating COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite sudden additional tariffs, industry groups are organizing with optimism that the incoming administration could issue a game-changing executive order.
In the battle between the U.S. and European Union over subsidies for aircraft manufacturers, wine producers and importers have become collateral damage.