EU Issues Preliminary List of U.S. Products Considered for Countermeasures in WTO Dispute

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 4/19/19 5:00 PM

On April 17, 2019, the European Commission issued a preliminary list of products of U.S. origin the European Union (EU) is considering for countermeasures due to a dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The list covers products including, but not limited to:

  • Aircrafts and helicopters;

  • Various chemicals;

  • Agri-food products (such as frozen fish, citrus fruits, and ketchup);

  • Wines and other alcoholic beverages;

  • Handbags, suitcases, and similar cases.

According to the press release, the overall list represents approximately $20 billion in U.S. dollars’ worth of exports to the EU from the U.S. The European Commission is holding public consultations from private stakeholders until May 31, 2019.


The EU press release may be found here:

The preliminary list of U.S. products may be found here:

Private stakeholders may find the comment process here:

Topics: EU, WTO, Tariffs

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