September 1, 2020 Modifications to Section 301 Duties on European Origin Products

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced modifications made to Section 301 duties on European Union (EU) origin products, which are effective September 1, 2020.

Twenty-five percent additional duties will apply to the below French or German origin products, which will enter using a primary Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number of 9903.89.52:

HTS Subheading   Product Description

2007.99.05              Lingonberry and raspberry jams

2007.99.10              Strawberry jam

2007.99.15              Currant and other berry jams, nesoi

2007.99.20              Apricot jam

2007.99.25              Cherry jam

2007.99.35              Peach jam

2007.99.60              Strawberry pastes and purees, being cooked preparations

In addition, there were two changes where a country subject to additional duties will no longer be subject:

  1. Greek origin ‘Cheeses & subst. for cheese (including mixtures), nesoi, without cows milk, with butterfat over 0.5% by weight, not General Note 15’, of HTS Subheading 0406.90.99.
  2. Great Britain origin ‘Sweet Biscuits’ of HTS Subheading 1905.31.00.

Section 301 additional duties on European origin goods were established as a means of countermeasure to the Airbus dispute, and were first effective on October 18, 2019.

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