Airbus retaliation: USTR publishes a supplemental list on 1 of July

On 1 July 2019 the US Trade Representative published a supplemental list of products of 4 billion dollar to the original list of  8 April. The April list mentions 21 billion worth of European Union products on which to impose an extra tariff as retaliation for European aircraft subsidies, a WTO case that goes back to October 2004. With the supplemental list of 4 billion US-dollar the total amount of retaliation is 25 billion US dollar.

The US estimates that the value of the EU Airbus subsidies is US$ 11.2 billion in trade.

A final list of products may be drawn from both this supplemental list and the April 12 list. This final list will take into account the report of the WTO Arbitrator on the appropriate level of countermeasures to be authorized by WTO.

The value of Dutch agricultural products on the supplemental list is around US$ 175.26 million, more than double the original retaliation value of US$ 75,8 mln. bringing it in total to US$ 251,06 mln.

Breakdown of supplemental Airbus retaliation list of 1 July for Dutch agricultural products

US HTS 2018

NL Products

in mln. US$

Chapter 2

Frozen hams

27,7

Chapter 4

Oils and fats

0,40

Chapter 4

Cheese supplemental

42,3

Chapter 9

Coffee

21.5

Chapter 16

Pork sausages

1,2

Chapter 19

Pasta (uncooked)

0,06

Chapter 19

Waffels

14,3

Chapter 21

Instant coffee and mixed condiments

1,8

Chapter 22

Irish and Scots whisky

2,0

Chapter 31

Mineral fertilizers

64,0

Total

175,26

Breakdown of the original  April 12 list of Dutch products:

US HTS 2018

 NL Products

In mln US$

Chapter 3

Salmon filets

16,7

Chapter 4

cheese

36,9

Chapter 15

Olive oil

2,9

Chapter 16

haring etc.

0,043

Chapter 19

cookies

8,7

Chapter 20

jams

0,207

Chapter 22

non-alc beer, liquor

10,4

75,9