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Unformatted text preview: o Brazil exports 99% of its production Florida citrus had been under tarrif protection since the 30s o Tarrif has been lowered over time but if it is eliminated it would be devastating to to o Griffiths argues that it will be hard to preserve the tarrif in the long run A tax paid to the FDOC by growers on every box of citrus was eliminated in 2003 and ruled unconstituinal o This tax had been used by the FDOC to fund their generic advertising campaigns o The box tax accounted for 40% of their profits With the new Brazilian ships the cost advantage of Florida NFC producers had over NFC shipped from brazil had shrunk from $.55 to $.29 per gallon. Also NFC shipped from brazil to the northeast of the US was cheaper than NFC shipped from Florida to the northeast o Florida has lost its competitive advantage and will continue to do so at this rate...
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