We love food and wine, STOP taxing it!

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WE, WINE AND FOOD LOVERS ALL OVER THE WORLD, ARE ASKING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO STOP ENFORCEMENT OF U​.​S. WTO RIGHTS, NOW! Can you imagine life and our culture without key European products such as wine, cheese, meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits?

WHAT IS GOING ON? European Union (EU)-US trade disputes are escalating over Airbus-Boeing subsidy. United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) is proposing to impose tariffs of up to 100% on a wide range of European products.

THE UNDENIABLE IMPACT:

  1. It will end up devastating many American families as well as small and big businesses in the U.S. and in Europe, too.
  2. It will rob many Americans from eating and drinking great food and wines, as well as buying many other products that support both economies. 
  3. It will limit free trade. Trading is part of human history and is a wonderful gate between cultures and people, let’s keep this link alive. 

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF: “These tariffs are really without precedent, but to glimpse a window on the possible disastrous consequences, we could examine the 1930 Smoot Hawley Act. History teaches us that this act hastened the arrival of the Great Depression, extended its length, led to a 65% downturn in global trade, and made imported goods a luxury item only affordable to the top 1% of the American population. What's more, those tariffs were only between 40-48%, not the 100% tariffs currently in discussion. Smoot Hawley is the reason most of the world's leaders today favor unregulated free trade” - Jenny Lefcourt

IMPACTED PRODUCTS: Wine - Meat - Cheese - Seafood - Vegetables - Fruit - Coffee - Biscuits - etc. Full list is available here: http://bit.ly/35Cz0x0 

WHY SIGN THIS PETITION? Writing to your senator is very useful (and congrats if you’ve already done it!), but it remains an individual action. There is no way to keep track of the number of people joining the cause. This petition is made to show the world how unsatisfied we are, and the negative global impact it will have in the U.S. and in Europe.

AS EUROPEANS AND AMERICANS, WE WANT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO STOP ENFORCEMENT OF U​.​S. WTO RIGHTS, NOW! WE LOVE FOOD AND WINE, STOP TAXING IT! 

P.s: Thanks to Jenny Lefcourt, whose text inspired us to create this petition.