Views and Input Sought From Stakeholders by May 31, 2019.
The European Union (EU) has published its preliminary list of U.S. goods that will be targeted for retaliatory tariffs over subsidies to Boeing. The preliminary list is focused on farm products. Some of the products include: Fish, cheese, agricultural goods such as fruits and vegetables, chocolate, wine, spirit alcohols, lobster, handbags/wallets, tractors, motorcycles/motorcycle parts, helicopters, planes, video game consoles, exercise machines, tobacco, etc.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) will ultimately decide the level of damages the EU can seek, with a verdict likely by the end of this year or in early 2020. The closing date for consultations is May 31, 2019, with private stakeholders potentially affected by the planned EU commercial policy measures due to the trade dispute with the United States.
The EU proposed retaliatory tariffs follows the U.S. threat to seek $11 billion in damages through duties on European goods ranging from helicopters to cheeses to counter state aid to Airbus.
The EU is also seeking input regarding the views and information regarding the EU economic interests in the products originating in the United States, which could be subject to EU commercial policy measures. See List of Products. This information must be submitted by 12:00 AM on May 31, 2009.
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