Section 301 Tariffs on EU Products may Increase to 100%

Section 301 List 1 imports from EU

The U.S. Trade Representative is reviewing Section 301 (List 1) tariffs on imports from various European Union members, and is considering increasing duties up to 100 percent.  The USTR has been imposing additional tariffs of 25% on more than 150 goods imported from various European Union members since October 18, 2019.  Items include dairy products, pork items, fruit, wine, liquor and more.

Section 301 EU tariff

Submit Comments

The USTR is accepting comments now through January 13, 2020 with regard to removing or keeping products on the list and whether the rate should be increased.  Submissions should be made in English via, docket USTR-2019-0003.

View USTR Announcement


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.

Summary of Products

We have created a quick summary of the list below.  If an importer brings in any of these items from the countries listed, please view USTR announcement or the October 9, 2019 Published Federal Register Announcement to read full details on the product description.

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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.  Please send an email to or fill out the form below.  Our Global Trade Experts and Licensed Customs brokers are here to help optimize your supply chain and add to your bottom line.

Want to Recover Duty paid to CBP?

Duty Drawback is allowed on Section 301 products.  Ask our team for more information if you are using any Section 301 components to produce items that are re-exported out of the USA.  There are other ways to save money on duty.  Check out our recorded Duty Savings Opportunities Q&A Session.


Scarbrough is offering a FREE 30-minute consultation to any importer affected by the Section 301 Tariffs. Email or fill out the form below.

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