On December 9, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice proposing additional tariffs of up to 100% on various EU goods. USTR’s Section 301 investigation involves the enforcement of the U.S.’s World Trade Organization (WTO) rights in the large civil aircraft dispute. The WTO decided in favor of the U.S. in October 2019.
USTR’s notice breaks down products into two annexes, Annex I, which contains the products currently subject to additional duty, and Annex II, which contains the products under consideration for additional duties.
USTR is seeking public comment on several points including:
- Whether the products in Annex I should be removed or should stay on the list;
- If the additional duty rates should be increased and to what degree;
- If additional duties should be applied to the products in Annex II; and
- The rate of additional duty that should be applied to the products of Annex II.
Public comments are due January 13, 2020.
The proposed list of products, as well as the instructions for public comment, can be found here: