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USTR request for comments about increased duties on products from Europe

USTR request for comments about increased duties

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today released for publication in the Federal Register a “request for comments” concerning the Section 301 investigation involving the enforcement of U.S. World Trade Organization (WTO) rights in the large civil aircraft dispute.

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According to today’s request for comments [PDF 711 KB], the USTR is considering modifying the list of products of certain current or former European Union (EU) Member States that currently are subject to additional duties. The request for comments contains:

  • Annex I: The list of products currently subject to additional duties
  • Annex II: A list of products, originally published in April and July 2019 notices in the investigation, under consideration but not currently subject to additional duties
  • Annex III: A new list of products being considered for imposition of additional duties

The USTR has requested comments on:

  • Whether to keep or remove products listed in Annex I
  • Whether to increase the rate of additional duty on specific products possibly up to 100%
  • Whether to impose additional duties on specific products listed in Annex II or Annex III
  • The rate of additional duty of up to 100% to be applied to any products drawn from Annex II or Annex III

The USTR on June 26, 2020, is opening an electronic portal for submission of comments. Comments must be submitted between the opening of the docket on the USTR’s comment portal (June 26, 2020) and before the deadline of July 26, 2020.


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