OLIVE farmers in Andalucia are facing tariffs on up to 25% of their exports following a series of trade levies by US president Donald Trump.

AgroSevilla, which exports one quarter of its black olives to the States, has already had to lay off employees after the US introduced a more than 20% rise in duties.

“We have lost many contracts and we have had to let people go for the first time ever,” said president Gabriel Redondo.

If the trade levies remain, some 16,000 farms and 8,000 full-time workers in Andalucia could be at risk.

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