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Section 301 Tariffs on EU Products – List 1

Section 301 Tariffs on EU Products – List 1 

section 301 euupdated 10/17/2019

Aircraft, Dairy, Pork, Whiskey and Wine…

The United States Trade Representative has announced ad valorem tariffs on various products valued at $7.5 billion annually from the European Union.  An additional 25% duty rate will be imposed on over 150 products imported from various European Union members.  Furthermore, an additional 10% duty rate will be imposed on new airplanes and other aircrafts imported from France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom, but  according to Reuters, “no tariffs will be imposed on EU-made aircraft parts used in Airbus’ Alabama assembly operations or those used by rival U.S. plane-maker Boeing Co, safeguarding U.S. manufacturing jobs.”

Effective Date

The additional duties go into effect on October 18, 2019.  Many of the products include dairy products, pork items, fruit, wine and liquor.

Background

On April 12, 2019, the Federal Register published an initiation of investigation for the enforcement of U.S. WTO rights in a large civil aircraft dispute between the United States and certain member states of the European Union.  Airbus and Boeing are the world’s largest plane-makers and have quarreled over subsidies at the WTO since 2004.  The United States requested WTO dispute settlement consultations in 2004 and 2012 in accordance to Section 303 of the Trade Act of 1974.  Neither sets of consultations resolved the dispute, and the USTR has still been open to discuss the matters with the EU members it affects. In order to enforce U.S. WTO rights in connection with the Large Civil Aircraft dispute, the Trade Representative initiated a section 301 investigation of the subsidies provided by the EU and certain member States on the manufacture of large civil aircraft.

Summary of Products

We have created a quick summary of the list below.  If an importer brings in any of these items from the countries listed, please view USTR announcement or the October 9, 2019 Published Federal Register Announcement to read full details on the product description.

View Federal Register Announcement

 

Part 1
  • 10% duty rate
  • France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
  • New airplanes and other aircraft
Part 2
  • 25%
  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom
  • yogurt, fermented and curdled milk, different cheeses, oranges/clementines/mandarins, cherries, pork, clams
Part 3
  • 25%
  • Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
  • frozen pork, whey protein, cheese, olive oil
Part 4
  • 25%
  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom
    * does not include France, Poland
  • yogurt, butter, cheese, various fruits
Part 5
  • 25%
  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom
    * does not include Poland
  • butter, cheese, pork products
Part 6 
  • 25%
  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom
    * does not include France
  • fats and oils from milk, different cheeses, mussels, jelly, pear and pear juice, prune juice
Part 7
  • 25%
  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom
    * does not include Finland, France, Latvia, Poland
  • swiss cheese
Part 8
  • 25%
  • Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom
    * does not include Bulgaria, France
  • pecorino cheese, from sheep’s milk
Part 9
  • 25%
  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom
    * does not include France, Lithuania, Poland
  • cheese with cow’s milk, with butterfat
Part 10
  • 25%
  • France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
  • olives, wine
Part 11
  • 25% duty rate
  • Germany
  • coffee, axes, tools, knives, machinery, microwaves, lenses
Part 12
  • 25%
  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom
    *does not include Denmark, France, Poland
  • pork
Part 13
  • 25%
  • Germany, United Kingdom
  • sweet biscuits, waffles, books, books, lithographs, pictures/designs/photographs, self-propelled items, electric tools
Part 14
  • 25%
  • Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
  • liquor
Part 15
  • 25% duty rate
  • United Kingdom
  • Whiskey, different clothing items, blankets

 

Download Full EU Section 301 List

View Federal Register Official List with HTS Number

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Section 301 EU
Section 301-Large Civil Aircraft Table from CSMS #40281968


What to do

There are a number of things you can do.  Scarbrough Consulting, Inc. is offering a free 20-minute consultation to any company that may be affected by the Section 301 announcements.  Please send an email to consulting@scarbrough-intl.com or fill out the form below.  Our Global Trade Experts and Licensed Customs brokers are here to help optimize your supply chain and add to your bottom line.

Want to Recover Duty paid to CBP?

Duty Drawback is allowed on Section 301 products (but not on Section 232).  Ask our team for more information if you are using any Section 301 components to produce items that are re-exported out of the USA.  There are other ways to save money on duty.  Check out our recorded Duty Savings Opportunities Q&A Session.

Consulting

Scarbrough is offering a FREE 20-minute consultation to any importer affected by the Section 301 Tariffs. Email consulting@scarbrough-intl.com or fill out the form below.

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