New EU Tariffs the Trump Administration is Set to Impose

The World Trade Organization (WTO) just opened the door for new U.S. tariffs against the European Union starting October 18th. The recent decision by the WTO ruled in the favor of the United States in their 15 year long battle against subsidies the EU provides to airplane maker Airbus. 

In addition to airplanes, the office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of items imported from Europe that will now be subject to tariffs. Included among those items are electromechanical tools, backhoes, wool sweaters, coffees, olives, cheese, and many liquors.

 

Complete list of items below:

 

Section 1 – Products of France, Germany, Spain, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 10 percent ad valorem: 

  • New airplanes and other aircraft (other than military airplanes or other military aircraft), of an unladen weight exceeding 30,000 kg

 

Section 2 – Products of the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

  • Single-malt (or straight) Irish and Scotch Whiskies 
  • Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of wool
  • Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of Kashmir goats, wholly of cashmere
  • Sweaters, pullovers and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of cotton, nesoi 
  • Sweaters, pullovers and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of manmade fibers, nesoi 
  • Rec perf outwear, women’s/girls’ anoraks, wind-breakers & similar articles, not k/c, tex mats (not wool, cotton or mmf), cont < 70% by wt of silk
  • Women’s/girls’ anoraks, wind-breakers & similar articles, not k/c, of tex mats (not wool, cotton or mmf), cont < 70% by wt of silk, 
  • Men’s or boys’ suits of wool, not knitted or crocheted, nesoi, of wool yarn with average fiber diameter of 18.5 micron or less
  • Men’s or boys’ suits of wool or fine animal hair, not knitted or crocheted, nesoi 6203.19.30 
  • Men’s or boys’ suits, of artificial fibers, nesoi, not knitted or crocheted 
  • Men’s or boys’ suits, of textile mats(except wool, cotton or mmf), containing under 70% by weight of silk or silk waste, not knit or croch 
  • Women’s or girls’ nightdresses and pajamas, not knitted or crocheted, of cotton 
  • Women’s or girls’ swimwear, of textile materials(except mmf), containing 70% or more by weight of silk or silk waste, not knit or crocheted 
  • Women’s or girls’ swimwear, of textile materials(except mmf), containing under 70% by weight of silk or silk waste, not knit or crocheted 
  • Blankets (other than electric blankets) and traveling rugs, of cotton 
  • Blankets and traveling rugs, nesoi
  • Bed linen, not knit or crocheted, printed, of cotton, cont any embroidery, lace, braid, edging, trimming, piping or applique work, n/napped 
  • Bed linen, not knit or croc, printed, of cotton, not cont any embroidery, lace, braid, edging, trimming, piping or applique work, not napped

 

Section 3 – Products of Germany described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem: 

  • Coffee, roasted, not decaffeinated 
  • Coffee, roasted, decaffeinated 
  • Instant coffee, not flavored 
  • Axes, bill hooks and similar hewing tools (o/than machetes), and base metal parts thereof 
  • Base metal tweezers 
  • Pliers (including cutting pliers but not slip joint pliers), pincers and similar tools 
  • Metal cutting shears and similar tools, and base metal parts thereof 
  • Pipe cutters, bolt cutters, perforating punches and similar tools, nesoi, and base metal parts thereof 
  • Screwdrivers and base metal parts thereof 
  • Knives having other than fixed blades 8211.94.50 Base metal blades for knives having other than fixed blades 
  • Tools for working in the hand, pneumatic, other than rotary type, suitable for metal working 
  • Tools for working in the hand, pneumatic, other than rotary type, other than suitable for metal working 
  • Machinery and apparatus, hand-directed or -controlled, used for soldering, brazing or welding, not gas-operated 
  • Parts of hand-directed or -controlled machinery, apparatus and appliances used for soldering, brazing, welding or tempering 0 
  • Permanent magnets and articles intended to become permanent magnets after magnetization, of metal 
  • Industrial or laboratory microwave ovens for making hot drinks or for cooking or heating food 
  • Objective lenses and parts & access. thereof, for cameras, projectors, or photographic enlargers or reducers, except projection, nesoi

 

Section 4 – Products of Germany or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

  • Sweet biscuits
  • Waffles and wafers 
  • Printed books, brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter in single sheets, whether or not folded 
  • Transfers (decalcomanias), vitrifiable 
  • Lithographs on paper or paperboard, not over 0.51 mm in thickness, printed not over 20 years at time of importation 
  • Lithographs on paper or paperboard, over 0.51 mm in thickness, printed not over 20 years at time of importation 
  • Pictures, designs and photographs, excluding lithographs on paper or paperboard, printed not over 20 years at time of importation 
  • Self-propelled backhoes, shovels, clamshells and draglines with a 360 degree revolving superstructure 
  • Self-propelled machinery with a 360 degree revolving superstructure, other than backhoes, shovels, clamshells and draglines
  • Electromechanical tools for working in the hand, other than drills or saws, with self-contained electric motor

 

Section 5 – Products of Germany, Spain, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

  • Frozen meat of swine, other than retail cuts, nesoi 
  • Whey protein concentrates 
  • Fresh cheese, and substitutes for cheese, cont. cows milk, neosi, o/0.5% by wt. of butterfat, descr in add US note 16 to Ch 4, not 
  • Fresh cheese, and substitutes for cheese, cont. cows milk, neosi, o/0.5% by wt. of butterfat, not descr in add US note 16 to Ch 4, not GN 15 0406.10.95 
  • Fresh cheese, and substitutes for cheese, not cont. cows milk, neosi, o/0.5% by wt. of butterfat 
  • Described in general note 15 of the tariff schedule and entered pursuant to its provisions 
  • Edam and gouda cheese, nesoi, subject to add. US note 20 to Ch. 4
  • Cheeses, nesoi, from sheep’s milk in original loaves and suitable for grating 
  • Virgin olive oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, not chemically modified, weighing with the immediate container under 18 kg 
  • Olive oil, other than virgin olive oil, and its fractions, not chemically modified, weighing with the immediate container under 18 kg 
  • Olives, green, not pitted, in saline, not ripe 
  • Olives, green, in a saline solution, pitted or stuffed, not place packed

 

Section 6 – Products of Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem: 

  • Liqueurs and cordials

 

Section 7 – Products of France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

  • Olives, n/pitted, green, in saline sol., in contain. > 8 kg, drained wt, for repacking or sale, subject to add. US note 5 to Ch. 7 
  • Olives, n/pitted, green, in saline sol., in contain. > 8 kg, drained wt, for repacking or sale, not subject to add. US note 5 to Ch. 7 
  • Olives, n/pitted, nesoi 
  • Olives, pitted or stuffed, provisionally preserved but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption 
  • Olives, green, not pitted, in saline, not ripe, in containers holding o/8 kg for repkg, not subject to add. US note 4 to Ch. 20
  • Olives, green, in saline, place packed, stuffed, in containers holding n/o 1 kg, aggregate quantity n/o 2700 m ton/yr 
  • Olives, green, in saline, place packed, stuffed, not in containers holding 1 kg or less 
  • Wine other than Tokay (not carbonated), not over 14% alcohol, in containers not over 2 liters

 

Section 8 – Products of 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 described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

  • Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/cows milk, w/butterfat o/0.5% by wt, subject to Ch 4 US note 16 (quota)

 

Section 9 – Products of 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 described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem: 

  • Swiss or Emmentaler cheese with eye formation, nesoi, subject to add. US note 25 to Ch. 4

 

Section 10 – Products of 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 described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem: 

  • Pork other than ham and shoulder and cuts thereof, not containing cereals or vegetables, boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers

 

Section 11 – Products of 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 described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

  • Pecorino cheese, from sheep’s milk, in original loaves, not suitable for grating

 

Section 12 – Products of 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 described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:  

  • Yogurt, not in dry form, whether or not flavored or containing add fruit or cocoa 
  • Butter subject to quota pursuant to chapter 4 additional US note 6 
  • Butter not subject to general note 15 and in excess of quota in chapter 4 additional U.S. note 6 
  • Processed cheese (incl. mixtures), nesoi, w/cow’s milk, not grated or powdered, subject to add US note 16 to Ch. 4, not GN15 
  • Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/o cows milk, w/butterfat o/0.5% by wt, not GN15 
  • Fruit, nesoi, frozen, whether or not previously steamed or boiled 
  • Pork sausages and similar products of pork, pork offal or blood; food preparations based on these products 
  • Cherries, otherwise prepared or preserved, nesoi 
  • Peaches (excluding nectarines), otherwise prepared or preserved, not elsewhere specified or included 
  • Mixtures of fruit or other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, nesoi (excluding tropical fruit salad) 
  • Cherry juice, concentrated or not concentrated 
  • Juice of any single vegetable, other than tomato, concentrated or not concentrated

 

Section 13 – Products of 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 described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem

  • Butter substitute dairy spreads, over 45% butterfat weight, not subj to gen note 15 and in excess of quota in ch. 4 additional US note 14 
  •  Other dairy spreads, not butter substitutes or of a type provided for in chapter 4 additional US note 1 
  • Processed cheese (incl. mixtures), nesoi, n/o 0.5% by wt. butterfat, not grated or powdered, subject to Ch4 US note 23, not GN15 
  • Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/ or from cheddar cheese, not subj. to add. US note 18 to Ch.4, not GN15 
  • Prepared or preserved pork hams and cuts thereof, not containing cereals or vegetables, nesoi 
  • Pork shoulders and cuts thereof, boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers 
  • Prepared or preserved pork shoulders and cuts thereof, other than boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers 
  • Prepared or preserved pork, not containing cereals or vegetables, nesoi 
  • Prepared or preserved pork, nesoi

 

Section 14 – Products of 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 described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem: 

  • Fats and oils derived from milk, other than butter or dairy spreads, subject to quota pursuant to chapter 4 additional US note 14 
  • Gruyere-process cheese, processed, not grated or powdered, subject to add. US note 22 to Ch. 4 
  • Gruyere-process cheese, processed, not grated or powdered, not subject to gen note 15 or add. US note 22 to Ch. 4 
  • Blue-veined cheese, nesoi, in original loaves, subject to add. US note 17 to Ch. 4 
  • Cheddar cheese, neosi, subject to add. US note 18 to Ch. 4 
  • Cheddar cheese, nesoi, not subject to gen. note 15 of the HTS or to add. US note 18 to Ch. 4 
  • Romano, Reggiano, Parmesan, Provolone, and Provoletti cheese, nesoi, from cow’s milk, subject to add. US note 21 to Ch. 4 
  • Romano, Reggiano, Parmesan, Provolone, and Provoletti cheese, nesoi, from cow’s milk, not subj to GN 15 or Ch4 US note 21 
  • Swiss or Emmentaler cheese with eye formation, nesoi, not subject to gen. note 15 or to add. US note 25 to Ch. 4 
  • Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/ or from swiss, emmentaler or gruyere, subj. to add. US note 22 to Ch.4, not GN15 
  • Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/cows milk, w/butterfat o/0.5% by wt, not subject to Ch4 US note 16, not GN15 
  • Mussels, prepared or preserved 
  • Currant and berry fruit jellies 
  • Pears, otherwise prepared or preserved, nesoi
  • Pear juice, concentrated or not concentrated 
  • Prune juice, concentrated or not concentrated

 

Section 15Products of 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 described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem: 

  • Yogurt, in dry form, whether or not flavored or containing add fruit or cocoa, not subject to gen nte 15 or add. US nte 10 to Ch.4 
  • Fermented milk o/than dried fermented milk or o/than dried milk with added lactic ferments 
  • Curdled milk/cream/kephir & other fermented or acid. milk/cream subject to add US note 10 to Ch.4 
  • Butter substitute dairy spreads, over 45% butterfat weight, subject to quota pursuant to chapter 4 additional US note 14 
  • Fresh (unripened/uncured) cheddar cheese, cheese/subs for cheese cont or proc from cheddar cheese, not subj to Ch4 US note 18, not GN15 
  • Fresh (unripened/uncured) Italian-type cheeses from cow milk, cheese/substitutes cont or proc therefrom, subj to Ch4 US nte 21, not GN15 
  • Fresh (unrip./uncured) Italian-type cheeses from cow milk, cheese/substitutes cont or proc therefrom, not subj to Ch4 US note 21 or GN15 
  • Fresh (unripened/uncured) Swiss/emmentaler cheeses exc eye formation, gruyere-process cheese and cheese cont or proc. from such, not subj 
  • Romano, reggiano, provolone, provoletti, sbrinz and goya, made from cow’s milk, grated or powdered, subject to add US note 21 to Ch.4 
  • Romano, reggiano, provolone, provoletti, sbrinz and goya, made from cow’s milk, grated or powdered, not subj to Ch4 US note 21 or GN15 
  • Cheese containing or processed from american-type cheese (except cheddar), grated or powdered, subject to add US note 19 to Ch. 4  
  • Cheese containing or processed from italian-type cheeses made from cow’s milk, grated or powdered, subject to add US note 21 to Ch. 4 
  • Cheese containing or processed from italian-type cheeses made from cow’s milk, grated or powdered, not subject to add US note 21 to Ch. 4 
  • Cheese (including mixtures), nesoi, n/o 0.5% by wt. of butterfat, grated or powdered, not subject to add US note 23 to Ch. 4 
  • Cheese (including mixtures), nesoi, o/0.5% by wt of butterfat, w/cow’s milk, grated or powdered, not subject to add US note 16 to Ch. 4 
  • Stilton cheese, processed, not grated or powdered, subject to add US note 24 to Ch. 4 
  • Blue-veined cheese (except roquefort), processed, not grated or powdered, not subject to gen. note 15 or add. US note 17 to Ch. 4 
  • Cheddar cheese, processed, not grated or powdered, not subject to gen note 15 or in add US note 18 to Ch. 4
  • Colby cheese, processed, not grated or powdered, subject to add US note 19 to Ch. 4 
  • Colby cheese, processed, not grated or powdered, not subject to gen note 15 or add US note 19 to Ch. 4 
  • Processed cheeses made from sheep’s milk, including mixtures of such cheeses, not grated or powdered 
  • Processed cheese cont/procd fr american-type cheese (ex cheddar), not grated/powdered, subject to add US note 19 to Ch. 4, not GN15 
  • Processed cheese cont/procd from italian-type, not grated/powdered, not subject to add US note 21 to Ch. 4, not GN15 
  • Stilton cheese, nesoi, in original loaves, subject to add. US note 24 to Ch. 4 
  • Stilton cheese, nesoi, not in original loaves, subject to add. US note 24 to Ch. 4 
  • Goya cheese from cow’s milk, not in original loaves, nesoi, not subject to gen. note 15 or to add. US note 21 to Ch. 4 
  • Reggiano, Parmesan, Provolone, and Provoletti cheese, nesoi, not from cow’s milk, not subject to gen. note 15 
  • Colby cheese, nesoi, subject to add. US note 19 to Ch. 4 and entered pursuant to its provisions 
  • Colby cheese, nesoi, not subject to gen. note 15 or to add. US note 19 to Ch. 4 
  • Cheeses & subst. for cheese(incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/romano/reggiano/parmesan/provolone/etc, f/cow milk, not subj. Ch4 US note 21, not GN15 
  • Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/ or from blue-veined cheese, subj. to add. US note 17 to Ch.4, not GN15 0406.90.74 
  • Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/ or from blue-veined cheese, not subj. to add. US note 17 to Ch.4, not GN15 0406.90.82 
  • Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/ or from Am. cheese except cheddar, subj. to add. US note 19 to Ch.4, not GN15
  • Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/ or from swiss, emmentaler or gruyere, not subj. Ch4 US note 22, not GN15 
  • Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/butterfat n/o 0.5% by wt, not subject to add. US note 23 to Ch. 4, not GN15 
  • Oranges, fresh or dried 0805.21.00 Mandarins and other similar citrus hybrids including tangerines, satsumas, clementines, wilkings, fresh or dried 
  • Clementines, fresh or dried, other 
  • Lemons, fresh or dried 
  • Cherries, provisionally preserved, but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption 
  • Cherries, dried 
  • Prepared or preserved pork offal, including mixtures 
  • Mussels, containing fish meats or in prepared meals 
  • Products of clams, cockles, and arkshells containing fish meat; prepared meals 
  • Razor clams, in airtight containers, prepared or preserved, nesoi 
  • Boiled clams in immediate airtight containers, the contents of which do not exceed 680 g gross weight 
  • Clams, prepared or preserved, excluding boiled clams, in immediate airtight containers, nesoi 
  • Clams, prepared or preserved, other than in airtight containers 
  • Cockles and arkshells, prepared or preserved 
  • Products of molluscs nesoi containing fish meat; prepared meals of molluscs nesoi 
  • Molluscs nesoi, prepared or preserved

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