Colombian authorities recently announced to set import tariffs on Dutch and Belgian French fry imports.
Following on the Brazil protectionist measures imposed on Belgian, Dutch, French and German imports in the beginning of 2017, Colombian authorities recently announced to set import tariffs on Dutch and Belgian French fry imports. Especially for Dutch and Belgian players South America is a major export market.
Brazilian tariffs significantly weakened the export position of European players, at least that is what one might expect. However, it turns out that the total export volume of the “affected” players did no change significantly, only the distribution of goods did. By choosing to export from other locations, these internationally active players merely changed their products’ source of origin.