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Eight Senators Ask For Prompt Attention to Pecan Trade

Eight Senators from five states have penned a letter to US Trade Representative Katherine Tai asking for immediate action on the ridiculously high tariffs on pecans from the US entering India. 


India is quickly becoming one of the largest economies in the world and the middle class is growing fast. The Indian culture already consumes nuts in their daily diet and does not grow any pecans of magnitude. Cashews are grown in India as a major global market but pecans are nearly nonexistent. The argument can be made that there is no reason for the %100 tariff on pecans entering India. 


Eight senators from five states made that argument in a letter to trade representative Katherine Tai, asking that the issue be given immediate and urgent attention, and remove or significantly reduce the tariff acting as a trade barrier to the US pecan industry. 


The letter was written and signed at the end of July and sent to Ambassador Tai. The following senators have been working for the US pecan industry and deserve our recognition and gratitude.

  • Rev. Raphael Warnock – Georgia
  • John Cornyn – Texas
  • Ben Ray Luján – New Mexico
  • Martin Heinrich – New Mexico
  • Thom Tillis North – Carolina
  • Jon Ossoff – Georgia
  • Ted Cruz – Texas
  • Jim Inhofe – Oklahoma


If a senator from your state did not sign this, call them and ask them to join in support of our industry. 


Read the official letter by clicking the link below.