Statement on Easing of Tariffs on EU Imports

U.S. Apples Regain Access to India

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2023) – The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is thrilled with today’s announcement that India will lift its retaliatory tariffs on U.S. apples. We applaud the work of the Biden Administration and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative that achieved this important victory.  USApple was an invited guest of the White House at the arrival ceremony … Continued

USApple Board at White House to Discuss Trade, Ag Labor

Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2023)—The U.S. Apple Association’s Board of Directors met this morning with White House policy staff at the White House to discuss critical issues impacting the apple industry. Sixteen USApple board members from across the country met with Joan Hurst, director for agricultural affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and … Continued

2022-23 Production Will Exceed 10.7 Billion Pounds

Chicago (August 18, 2022)— Despite the challenges of the past two and a half years, the U.S. apple industry is alive and well in 2022, according to a new report released by the U.S. Apple Association today at the organization’s 127th annual Outlook Conference in Chicago. USApple’s “Industry Outlook 2022” provides the most up-to-date data and … Continued

USApple’s Bair Attends White House Ocean Shipping Bill Signing

Falls Church, Va. (June 16, 2022)—U.S. Apple President and CEO Jim Bair attended a signing ceremony today at the White House for the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. Apple leaders from across the U.S. have long advocated for an overhaul to ocean shipping laws to help clear port blockages and prevent foreign ocean carriers from leaving … Continued

President Biden to Nominate Chief Ag Trade Negotiator Well-known to USApple

Falls Church, Va. (June 8, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association today applauded President Biden’s announcement that he intends to nominate Doug McKalip to be chief agricultural trade negotiator in the White House Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. McKalip is well-known to USApple and its leaders, including speaking at a USApple Leadership Luncheon during the organization’s … Continued

USApple Takes Up Call to End Costly Tariffs

Falls Church, Va. (May 26, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association today joined more than 40 agriculture and food groups to call for the elimination or reduction of U.S. tariffs being imposed on other countries that in turn are harming U.S. agriculture through retaliatory tariffs. In a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, the groups … Continued

USApple Launches Online Game to Show the Importance of Labor

Falls Church, Va. (March 9, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association today launched Apple Quest, an online game that informs players about the important role apple laborers play in the U.S. economy and the need for a stable, legal and reliable workforce. The throwback, 8-bit single-player game is at Apple production—growing, pruning, harvesting and packing—is highly labor-intensive. The … Continued

Statement on Easing of Tariffs on EU Imports

Statement by Jim Bair,President & CEO U.S. Apple AssociationRe: Easing of Tariffs on EU ImportsNovember 2, 2021 “This weekend’s announcement that the Biden Administration will ease tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union should be congratulated as good news. Hopefully this will be the first step in helping reclaim market share for … Continued