The USTR is currently conducting a review of the imposition of tariffs under Section 301 involving the enforcement of U.S. World Trade Organization (WTO) rights in the Large Civil Aircraft dispute that went in effect on October 18, 2019. An additional 25% tariff has already been imposed to certain commodities from EU (Annex I).
Annex I to this notice contains the list of products currently subject to additional duties.
Annex II contains a list of products, originally published in the April and July 2019 notices in this investigation, under consideration but not currently subject to additional duties.
Annex III contains a new list of products being considered for imposition of additional duties.
Included on that list of new products that could be potentially tariffed are:
- Swordfish steaks
- Frozen swordfish fillets
- Salmon fillets, fresh or chilled, and prepared or preserved salmon, whole or in pieces
- Trout fillets, fresh or chilled
- Frozen crabmeat; crabs, cooked in shell or uncooked, dried, salted in brine, or frozen
- Herrings, prepared or preserved, whole or in pieces, but not minced
- Lobster, prepared or preserved
- Oysters: As fish meat, or prepared meals; smoked; or prepared and preserved but not smoked
- Scallops, including queen scallops, both prepared or preserved, and as containing fish meat or prepared meals
- Cuttlefish and squid, both prepared or preserved, and as containing fish meat prepared meals
- Octopus, both prepared and preserved, and as containing fish meat or prepared meals
- Abalone, both prepared and preserved, and as containing fish meat or prepared meals
Commenting period has ended on July 26, 2020, and a decision on the products is expected to take place sometime after August 12,2020.
To access USTR’s annoucement of the review on Annex I, II and III: