US weighing 100% tariffs on more EU products including whiskies and Cognac, according to documents

  • The Office of the United States Trade Representative publishes a list of additional European goods, including Irish and Scotch whiskies, it’s now considering for 100% tariffs amid the fallout of its high-profile dispute with Airbus.
  • The World Trade Organization in October backed a U.S. request to impose tariffs in response to what the U.S. deemed illegal subsidies to Airbus.
  • The update to the tariff list including the new items is flagged by a Bernstein analyst in a report to clients.

 

The U.S. is weighing tariffs of up to 100% on European products the Trump administration previously absolved from such duties, targeting some of the euro zone’s most emblematic products, including Irish and Scotch whiskies and Cognac.

The Office of the United States Trade Representative on Thursday published a list of additional European goods it is now considering for the tariffs amid the fallout of its high-profile dispute with Airbus.

The USTR earlier this year published multiple lists of European goods worth more than $10 billion that it had hoped to target in response to its beef with Airbus. In October, Washington moved ahead and imposed tariffs of 10% on large civil aircraft and 25% on agricultural goods from Europe.

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