Gloucester lobsters caught in trade war

Chinese tariffs send exports down 62% so far this year

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE WHEN CANADA NEGOTIATED a new trade agreement with Europe several years ago, Vince Mortillaro, the owner of Mortillaro Lobster in Gloucester, made a business decision. No longer able to compete on price in Europe with the non-taxed Canadian lobster, he turned to the Asian market — specifically China. “We went in(...)

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