After a lengthy litigation, a World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrator determined on October 2, 2019 that the European Union (EU) has illegally subsidized its civil aircraft industry and Airbus in particular. Therefore, the United States may levy up to $7.5 billion in countermeasures to the EU annually.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced in the Federal Register dated October 9, 2019 that some products from certain EU members that are entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 18, 2019 will be subject to additional duties of either 10% or 25%.
A preliminary, unofficial list which was also made available by the USTR at an earlier date groups products, countries, HTS Subheadings and product descriptions in a clearer way, and it is being provided as a general reference only. However, business decisions regarding these additional duties must only be made in accordance with the Federal Register list which is official and final.