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US mulls tariffs on additional US$4B of EU good

Could target a further 89 sub-categories following an earlier list in April.

July 2, 2019   by ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON—The U.S. is considering tariffs on an additional US$4 billion of goods from the European Union over what it considers to be illegal aircraft subsidies.

Whether it does so depends on the results of a World Trade Organization assessment of EU subsidies on large civil aircraft, specifically to Airbus.

The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office disclosed Monday that it could target a further 89 sub-categories following an earlier list in April. The new items include cheeses, olives and coffee.

A U.S. tariff wish-list released in April reflected the Trump administration’s calculation of the harm the subsidies inflicted on the U.S.—and specifically to Boeing.

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The USTR said it plans a public hearing in August on the proposed additional tariffs.


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