Importer Grymes Cannon eagerly awaits the end of paying a tariff on Colombian flowers that adds 4 cents to the cost of each stem he sells at his South Tampa floral arrangement business.
In St. Petersburg, Carlos Ramos will stop paying the tariff - around 15 percent- each time his underground surveying crews bring a specialized pipe into Panama for work on the multibillion-dollar canal expansion.
Fort Pierce grapefruit grower Mike Garavaglia predicts increasing sales to South Koreans with a taste for his tart fruit. The reason: A 30 percent tariff will be phased out over the next five years.
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