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Trump ‘Favorably Disposed’ to Resuming Argentine Lemon Imports

Posted April 28, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Charlie Devereux & Toluse Olorunnipa – Bloomberg)

U.S. President Donald Trump told his Argentine counterpart that he is reviewing the issue of lemon imports from the South American country after his administration halted a measure to allow renewed shipments to the U.S.

“I know all about the lemons,” Trump told reporters when greeting Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the White House on Thursday. “We are reviewing that very seriously. We’re going to be very favorably disposed.”

Unblocking the freeze on lemon imports would represent a symbolic victory for Macri, who has pledged to open up Argentina after more than a decade of economic and geopolitical isolationism. Macri, who has known Trump for more than 30 years, is hoping to leverage that relationship to open up access for Argentine products in the U.S. market. Click here to read more.