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ITC Ends Blueberry Tariff Investigation


The U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday decided that blueberry imports from five countries don't present a threat of substantial harm to U.S. producers, ending an inquiry that could have resulted in tariffs or import restrictions.

The five-member ITC decided that blueberries are not being imported to the U.S. at high enough levels to be a “substantial cause of serious injury,” or a threat of such harm. That is the threshold under Section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act for the president to impose "safeguard" duties.

The ITC released only a summary of the vote, with the full decision to be posted later.

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