July 17, 2024

The former Pennsylvania congressman’s lobbying group shows even Mr. Trump’s staunch supporters are growing wary of trade wars with allies.

“Mr. Barletta on Wednesday announced the launch of the American Italian Food Coalition, a group of Italian food companies, manufacturers and trade associations that will try to head off tariffs on Italian pasta, coffee, biscuits and wafers.

Mr. Barletta, a Republican and second-generation Italian-American, said while he agrees with Mr. Trump on using with tariffs as a weapon, “Italy shouldn’t be punished for the actions of other European countries.”


Source: ‘What’s America without pasta?’ Lou Barletta forms coalition to keep Italian food products out of trade war