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The U.S. Trade Representative’s office on Monday published a list of $4 billion worth of EU goods they could hit with duties as retaliation for European aircraft subsides. The products range from cherries to meat, cheese, olives and pasta, along with some types of whiskey and cast-iron tubes and pipes. notice of hearing and request for public comments.
To be assured of consideration, the following schedule applies:
  • July 24, 2019: Due date for submission of requests to appear at the public hearing and summary of testimony.
  • August 5, 2019: Due date for submission of written comments.
  • August 5, 2019: The Section 301 Committee will convene a public hearing in the Main Hearing Room of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington DC 20436 beginning at 9:30 a.m.
  • August 12, 2019: Due date for submission of post-hearing rebuttal comments.
It adds to a list of EU products valued at $21 billion that the USTR released in April containing EU items in two sections.
Section 1 contains HTS for Aircraft, helicopters; Fuselages and some parts of aircraft products from one of the four-member states of the European Union: France, Germany, Spain, or the United Kingdom.
Section 2 contains products from any of the 28 member states of the European Union, such as food items; Textiles; articles of metal; Ceramic and stone; Wall clocks and much more totaling (317) HTS codes identified.
Source: USTR