Bumble Bee Fights For Tuna Duties On Eve Of EU Trade Talks

Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT) -- With talks looming for a proposed transatlantic free trade agreement, seafood giant Bumble Bee Foods LLC warned U.S. trade negotiators Wednesday that removing import duties on canned tuna would destroy the domestic tuna industry.

In a submission to the U.S. International Trade Commission — which is studying the impact of removing the trade barriers under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership — Bumble Bee said tariffs are necessary to protect American canners against cheap tuna from the European Union's large tuna processing industry.

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