U.S. Tariffs on French and German Wines and Aircraft Parts Begins

The U.S. government would impose new tariffs on aircraft parts and other goods that would come from France and Germany beginning Tuesday due to failure in resolving a long-running trade dispute over aircraft subsidies with the European Union.

The U.S. government would start imposing new tariffs on aircraft parts and other goods that would come from France and Germany beginning Tuesday.

The tariffs come due to the failure to resolve a long-running trade dispute over aircraft subsidies with the European Union, according to a statement released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

In the notice late on Monday, the federal border control agency said that it would begin collecting additional 15 percent on certain parts of large civil aircraft from France and Germany, including fuselage and wing assemblies, as well as 25 percent duties on certain wines.

“The revisions to the listed products are effective for imports, or warehouse withdrawals for consumption, on or after 12.01 a.m. January 12, 2021,” the agency said in its statement.

The decision came after the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced in December that it would implement changes in the imposition of tariffs on certain products that would come from the EU because of a 16-year dispute over aircraft subsidies.


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