U.S. hits Scotch whisky, Italian cheese, French wine with 25% tariffs

My father runs a small manufacturing company that produces & develops specialized parts for machinery in the agricultural sector, and most of their clients are outside the US, so I follow trade/tariff news religiously. He is regretting his vote, but he's gracious about it and admits it freely. Though I love italian cheeses and my husband is a Scotch drinker, ultimately, those things are not integral to many small-to-medium US businesses. The current tariffs also include objective lenses made in Germany, which comprise a big chunk of necessary equipment for microscopes and manual imaging devices which are also integral to manufacturing, and of course, science/tech & medicine. This is not meant as a shade to import specialty stores that will feel the hurt from the food/beverage tariffs, but lots of areas will be hit by having 25% increases on parts that they need for their EU-built equipment.

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