Changes to Section 301 European Imports – List 1

On August 12, 2020, the United States Trade Representative announced new modifications to the Section 301 European imports due to enforcement of the U.S. WTO rights in the large civil aircraft dispute.

Before revisions were made, public comments were taken between June 26, 2020 and July 26, 2020. The revisions to the list of products add and remove different products, which are listed below.

Any product removed from the list will no longer require an additional duty, while the products added will now require the 25% ad valorem duty rate. This rate is applied to any product on the list. All changes take effect on September 1, 2020.

The Changes

The following products have been added to the list:
  • Sweet biscuits (1905.31.00, Germany)
  • Lingonberry and raspberry jams (2007.99.05, France or Germany)
  • Strawberry jam (2007.99.10, France or Germany)
  • Currant and other berry jams, nesoi (2007.99.15, France or Germany)
  • Apricot jam (2007.99.20, France or Germany)
  • Cherry jam (2007.99.25, France or Germany)
  • Peach jam (2007.99.35, France or Germany)
  • Strawberry pastes and purees, being cooked preparations (2007.99.60, France or Germany)
The following items have been removed from the list:
  • Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/o cows milk, w/butterfat over 0.5 percent by wt, not subject to GN15 (0406.90.99, Greece)
  • Sweet biscuits (1905.31.00, United Kingdom)

What to do

There are a number of things you can do.  Scarbrough Consulting, Inc. is offering a free 30-minute consultation to any company that may be affected by the Section 301 announcements.  Our Global Trade Experts and Licensed Customs brokers are here to help optimize your supply chain and add to your bottom line. Please send an email to or fill out the form below. 


On April 12, 2019, the Federal Register published an initiation of investigation for the enforcement of U.S. WTO rights in a large civil aircraft dispute between the United States and certain member states of the European Union.  Airbus and Boeing are the world’s largest plane-makers and have quarreled over subsidies at the WTO since 2004.  The United States requested WTO dispute settlement consultations in 2004 and 2012 in accordance to Section 303 of the Trade Act of 1974.  Neither sets of consultations resolved the dispute, and the USTR has still been open to discuss the matters with the EU members it affects. In order to enforce U.S. WTO rights in connection with the Large Civil Aircraft dispute, the Trade Representative initiated a section 301 investigation of the subsidies provided by the EU and certain member States on the manufacture of large civil aircraft.

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