Earlier this week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of $200 billion worth of goods from China that will now be subjected to a new 10 percent tax.
Prior to this recent decision by the U.S. government, China put a 25 percent tax on U.S. seafood in last August.
This has had an impact on American lobster imports, in particular. In 2016, China imported $142.4 million from the American lobster industry.
"Anything that affects the supply chain is obviously not a great thing," said Kristan Porter, president of the Maine Lobstermen's Association. "The lobstermen obviously are concerned with trade and where they go."Read More