As reported on October 9th, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative published a Notice of Determination and Action in the Federal Register regarding Section 301 Trade Remedy: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute.
The U.S. Representative’s intent is to impose additional duties on EU (European Union) member states’ products under Annex A and Annex B.
DATES: The additional duties set out in Annex A are applicable with respect to products that are entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 18, 2019.
These additional duties will either be assessed at 10% or 25%. Applying to only the country of origin, the duties apply to the countries of:
Republic of Cyprus
These duties affect “new airplanes or other new aircraft” which mean airplanes or aircraft with no time in service (or hours) other than for production testing or for flight time required to arrive to a U.S. port of entry. Tucked into Annex A is Single-malt Irish or Scotch Whiskies from the United Kingdom.
Covers products which include some of the following: Yogurt, Fermented Milk, Curdled milk, kefir; butter; butter; various cheeses; oranges, mandarins; lemons; cherries; cherries; pork; mussels; various clams; mollusks; frozen meat; whey protein; olive oil; olives; juice; coffee, instant coffee, tweezers, various tools, waffles, lithographs, pictures, designs; liqueurs, cordials, sweaters, suits of wool, swim wear, blankets and bed linen.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Section 301 Annex A and Annex B duties are eligible for drawback.
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FOREIGN TRADE ZONES
Some products may be allowed to enter the U.S. under “privileged foreign status” and be admitted to a Foreign Trade Zone which would permit for the deferral or mitigation of duties.
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All items are still subject to all Antidumping and Countervailing fees, extractions and other duties.
For more information regarding U.S. Section 301 Action – Large Civil Aircraft, visit the USTR reference website.
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