Trump calls for probe on blueberry imports

The Trump administration is asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate whether a surge in blueberry imports in the past 15 years has harmed the domestic market. This could set the stage for more tariffs—this time to boost American blueberry growers. (Tariffs haven’t always worked out so hot: U.S. growers are currently contending with retaliatory duties around the world amid the tit-for-tat of Trump’s trade war.) As Bloomberg notes, this move may likely be a play for brownie points among voters in blueberry-producing swing states like Georgia, Michigan, and Florida.

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