The US tariffs imposed just after midnight Sept. 24 on $200 billion (€170 billion) worth of imports from China have US businesses scrambling to understand their options for handling the added expense.

There are a number of moves seafood importers in particular should consider to address not only this current round of 10 percent tariffs but the impending round of 25 percent tariffs planned for the first of the new year.

Rob Hallion, president of Massachusetts-based Crocker & Winsor, told IntraFish there is tremendous unease for importers like him who don't have the margins to cover the additional costs since the tariffs took effect.