United States retaliating against EU.
“Our ultimate goal is to reach an agreement with the EU to end all WTO-inconsistent subsidies to large civil aircraft. When the EU ends these harmful subsidies, the additional US duties imposed in response can be lifted,” said US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer reports the BBC.
A preliminary list of goods, covering a wide range of items, has been issued for public consultation. The list includes virgin olive oil, lemons, as well as salmon fillets, fresh or chilled if they come from any of the 28 EU states.
The proposed US tariffs would be imposed in addition to existing levies on European products, the BBC wrote. The USTR said it was kicking off the process for retaliation against over $11 billion (£8.4 billion) worth of damage from EU subsidies to Airbus that the World Trade Organization has found cause “adverse effects” to the United States.
The UK, which is still in the EU despite voting to leave, exported GBP 193 million worth of Scottish salmon in 2017.