HE’S taken aim at ISIS, Russia, the US press corps and the Muslim world in his first six months as US president.
But now Donald Trump has a new foe in his sights – the humble Spanish olive.
The controversial American leader’s administration believes Spain may be benefitting from unfair subsidies that allow it to sell the product at a cut-down price.
The US Department of Commerce is now launching a ‘full and fair investigation of the facts’
“The United States is committed to a free, fair and reciprocal trade with Spain,” a statement from US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.
It comes after a California group, the Coalition for Fair Trade in Ripe Olives, complained Spanish companies were undercutting American companies.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) is also due to file a report on August 7 examining whether Spanish olive companies are harming US firms.