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On October 2, 2019, the U.S. announced that it will impose additional tariffs of 25 percent on more than 150 products imported from European Union countries, as well as an additional 10 percent tariff on new aircraft from France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, effective October 18, 2019.

In February 2020, the U.S. modified the tariffs. Additional products were added to the tariffed list, effective March 5, 2020. Also, the tariff on new aircraft from France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom was increased to 15 percent beginning March 18, 2020.

New! On August 12, 2020, the U.S. modified the list of products subject to tariffs, effective September 1, 2020. Importers with goods on this list should consider taking proactive measures to mitigate the impact of the tariff increase. For assistance in this effort, please contact Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965.

The additional tariffs come after a World Trade Organization arbitrator determined that the U.S. may impose up to $7.5 billion annually in countermeasures against the EU due to its failure to fully comply with a previous WTO ruling against subsidies it provided to aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

The EU has published their own preliminary list of U.S. products on which the EU could impose additional tariffs of up to 100 percent as part of this dispute, which you can find here and in the Retaliatory Actions section below.

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Dates & Deadlines

Item Date
Due date for submission of requests to appear at the public hearing and summary of testimony
(Products on April 2019 notice)
May 6, 2019
Section 301 Committee Public Hearing
(Products on April 2019 notice)
May 15, 2019
Due date for submission of written comments, including post-hearing rebuttal comments
(Products on April 2019 notice)
May 28, 2019
Due date for submission of requests to appear at the public hearing and summary of testimony
(Products on July 2019 notice)
July 24, 2019
Due date for submission of written comments, including post-hearing rebuttal comments
(Products on July 2019 notice)
August 5, 2019
Section 301 Committee Public Hearing
(Products on July 2019 notice)
August 5, 2019
Due date for post-hearing rebuttal comments
(Products on July 2019 notice)
August 12, 2019
WTO rules that U.S. can impose an up to $7.5 billion in annual countermeasures October 2, 2019
Additional tariffs go into effect October 18, 2019
Due date for submissions of comments on increasing duty rates and expanding list of tariffed goods. January 13, 2020
Changes to the products subject to additional 25% duties take effect March 5, 2020
Tariff on specified aircraft increase to an additional 15% March 18, 2020

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