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Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute

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AGENCY:

Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION:

Notice of modification of action.

SUMMARY:

Effective October 18, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on certain products of the EU and certain EU member States in this Section 301 investigation to enforce U.S. WTO rights in the Large Civil Aircraft dispute. On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a review of the Section 301 action and requested public comments. Based on this review, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to revise the action being taken by increasing the rate of additional duties on certain large civil aircraft, and by modifying the list of other products of certain current and former EU member States subject to additional 25 percent duties.

DATES:

The modifications to the Section 301 action set out in Annex 1, subparagraph C, are applicable with respect to products that are entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on March 18, 2020. The modifications set out in Annex 1, subparagraphs A and B, are applicable with respect to products that are entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on March 5, 2020.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For questions about the determinations in this investigation, contact Assistant General Counsel Megan Grimball, (202) 395-5725, or Director for Europe Michael Rogers, at (202) 395-3320. For questions on customs classification of products identified in the annexes, contact Traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Proceedings in the Investigation

On April 12, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative announced the initiation of an investigation to enforce U.S. rights in the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute against the EU and certain EU member States addressed to subsidies on large civil aircraft. See 84 FR 15028 (April 12 notice). The April 12 notice contains background information on the investigation and the dispute settlement proceedings, as well as the website where the WTO reports can be found: https://www.wto.org/​english/​tratop_​e/​dispu_​e/​cases_​e/​ds316_​e.htm.

The April 12 notice solicited comments on a proposed determination that, inter alia, the EU and certain member States have denied U.S. rights under the WTO Agreement, and in particular, under Articles 5 and 6.3 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM Agreement) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994), and have failed to comply with the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) recommendations to bring the WTO-inconsistent subsidies into compliance with WTO obligations. The April 12 notice invited public comment on a proposed action in the form of an additional ad valorem duty of up to 100 percent on products of EU member States to be drawn from a list of 317 tariff subheadings and 9 statistical reporting numbers of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) included in the annex to that notice.

In response to public comments received during the comment period, and upon further analysis, USTR published a notice inviting public comment on a second list of products also being considered for an additional ad valorem duty of up to 100 percent. See 84 FR 32248 (July 5, 2019) (July 5 notice). The public versions of submissions received in response to the April 12 and July 5 notices, as well as transcripts of both hearings, are available on www.regulations.gov under docket number USTR-2019-0003.

On October 2, 2019, the WTO Arbitrator issued a report that concluded that the appropriate level of countermeasures in response to the WTO-inconsistent launch aid provided by the EU or certain member States to their large civil aircraft domestic industry is approximately $7.5 billion annually. Subsequently, on October 9, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a determination that the EU and certain member States have denied U.S. rights under the WTO Agreement and have failed to implement DSB recommendations concerning certain subsidies to the EU large civil aircraft industry. See 84 FR 54245 (October 9, 2019) (October 9 notice). The U.S. Trade Representative determined to take action in the form of additional duties Start Printed Page 10205on products of certain member States of the EU, at levels of 10 or 25 percent ad valorem, as specified in annex A of the October 9 notice, effective October 18, 2019. The Trade Representative made technical adjustments and corrected certain errors effective October 18, 2019. See 84 FR55998 (October 18, 2019).

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a review of the Section 301 action and invited public comments. See 84 FR 67992 (December 12, 2019) (December 12 notice). The December 12 notice specifically requested comments on whether products of specific EU member States should be removed from the list of products subject to additional duties or should remain on the list; if a product remains on the list, whether the current rate of additional duty should be increased to as high as 100 percent; and whether additional EU products should be added to the list. USTR received nearly 26,000 comments in response to the December 12, 2019 notice.

B. Revision of Action

Section 306(b)(2)(B)(i) of the 1974 Trade Act, as amended, provides in pertinent part that the “Trade Representative shall periodically revise the [retaliation] list or action to affect other goods of the country or countries that have failed to implement the [WTO Dispute Settlement Body] recommendation.” Section 306(b)(2)(B)(ii) provides that no revision is required under section 306(b)(2)(B) if the U.S. Trade Representative determines that implementation of the DSB's recommendations is imminent, or the U.S. Trade Representative agrees with the affected industry concerned that revision of the list is not necessary.

The U.S. Trade Representative has not determined that the circumstances set forth in section 306(b)(2)(B)(ii) currently apply, and accordingly has determined to revise the action being taken in the investigation. The United States remains open to a negotiated settlement that addresses current and future subsidies to Airbus provided by the EU and certain current and former member States.

Section 306(b)(2)(D) provides in pertinent part that in revising any list or action, the U.S. Trade Representative “shall act in a manner that is most likely to result in the country or countries implementing the recommendations adopted in the dispute settlement proceeding or in achieving mutually satisfactory solution to the issue that gave rise to the dispute settlement proceeding.”

The modifications to the Section 301 action announced in this Notice take into account the public comments and testimony in response to the April 12, July 5, and December 12 notices, the advice of advisory committees, and the advice of the Section 301 committee. In accordance with section 306(b)(2)(F) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2416(b)(2)(F)), the revised action includes reciprocal goods of the affected industry. The annual trade value of the list of tariff subheadings subject to additional duties under the revised action remains at approximately $7.5 billion, which is consistent with the WTO Arbitrator's finding on the appropriate level of countermeasures.

As specified in the annexes to this notice, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to increase the duties on certain large civil aircraft from 10 to percent to 15 percent, and to change the composition of the list of products subject to additional duties of 25 percent. As of this time, the Trade Representative has decided not to increase the rate of additional duties above the additional 25 percent currently being applied to non-aircraft products. The U.S. Trade Representative has also determined that going forward, the action may be revised as appropriate immediately upon any EU imposition of additional duties on U.S. products in connection with the Large Civil Aircraft dispute or with the EU's WTO challenge to the alleged subsidization of U.S. large civil aircraft.

Annex 1 to this Notice identifies the products affected by the revised action, the rate of duty to be assessed, and the current or former EU member States affected. Annex 2, section 1, contains unofficial descriptions of the revisions made by this Notice. Section 2 of Annex 2 contains the unofficial descriptions of products covered by the October 18 action, as revised by this Notice.

In order to implement this determination, effective March 18, 2020, subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS is modified by subparagraph C of Annex 1 to this notice. Effective March 5, 2020, subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS is modified by subparagraphs A and B of Annex 1 to this notice. The additional duties provided for in the HTSUS subheadings established by Annex 1 apply in addition to all other applicable duties, fees, exactions, and charges.

Any product listed in Annex 1, subparagraph C, to this notice, except any product that is eligible for admission under `domestic status' as defined in 19 CFR 146.43, which is subject to the additional duty imposed by this determination, and is admitted into a U.S. foreign trade zone on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on March 18, 2020, only may be admitted as `privileged foreign status' as defined in 19 CFR 146.41. Such products will be subject upon entry for consumption to any ad valorem rates of duty or quantitative limitations related to the classification under the applicable HTSUS subheading.

Any product listed in Annex 1, subparagraphs A and B to this notice, except any product that is eligible for admission under `domestic status' as defined in 19 CFR 146.43, which is subject to the additional duty imposed by this determination, and is admitted into a U.S. foreign trade zone on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on March 5, 2020, only may be admitted as `privileged foreign status' as defined in 19 CFR 146.41. Such products will be subject upon entry for consumption to any ad valorem rates of duty or quantitative limitations related to the classification under the applicable HTSUS subheading.

The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to consider the action taken in this investigation.

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Joseph Barloon,

General Counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

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Annex 1

A. Effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time March 5, 2020, U.S. note 21 to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified as provided herein:

1. U.S. note 21(a) to such subchapter is modified by deleting “9903.89.50” each place that it appears and inserting “9903.89.52” in lieu thereof.

2. U.S. note 21(g) to such subchapter is modified by deleting “2009.89.40”.

3. U.S. note 21 to such subchapter is modified by inserting in alphabetical order:

“(q) Subheading 9903.89.52 and superior text thereto shall apply to all products of France or Germany that are classified in subheading 8214.90.60.”

B. Effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time March 5, 2020, the following new tariff provisions are inserted in numerical sequence in subchapter III of chapter 99, with the material in the following new tariff provisions inserted in the columns entitled “Heading/Subheading”, “Article Description”, and “Rates of Duty 1—General”, respectively:Start Printed Page 10206

Heading/ subheadingArticle descriptionRates of Duty
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GeneralSpecial
9903.89.52“Articles the product of France or Germany: Provided for in subheadings enumerated in U.S. note 21(q) to this subchapterThe duty provided in the applicable subheading + 25%”

C. Effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time March 18, 2020, the Rates of Duty 1—General column of subheading 9903.89.05 is modified by deleting “10%” and inserting “15%” in lieu thereof.

Annex 2

Section 1—Descriptive List of Changes From Annex 1

Note: The product descriptions that are contained this Annex are provided for informational purposes only, and are not intended to delimit in any way the scope of the action, except as specified below. In all cases, the formal language in Annex 1 governs the tariff treatment of products covered by the action. Section 1 of this Annex describes the changes to the action that were undertaken as a result of Annex 1, as reflected in the informal list presented in Section 2 of this Annex.

Any questions regarding the scope of particular HTS subheadings should be referred to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In the product descriptions, the abbreviation “nesoi” means “not elsewhere specified or included”.

(a) The additional duties on products in Part 1 below shall be increased to 15 percent, effective March 18, 2020.

Part 1—Products of France, Germany, Spain, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 10 percent ad valorem. Effective March 18, 2020, products of France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional duties of 15 percent ad valorem:

Note: For purposes of the 8-digit subheading of HTS listed below, the product description defines and limits the scope of the proposed action. This product is defined by U.S. note 21(b) and covers only items in 9903.89.05.

HTS subheadingProduct description
8802.40.00 **New airplanes and other new aircraft, as defined in U.S. note 21(b) (other than military airplanes or other military aircraft), of an unladen weight exceeding 30,000 kg (described in statistical reporting numbers 8802.40.0040, 8802.40.0060 or 8802.40.0070).
** Only a portion of HS8 digit is to be covered.

(b) The following product has been removed from Part 6, effective March 5, 2020.

HTS subheadingProduct description
2009.89.40Prune juice, concentrated or not concentrated.

(c) The following product have been added to the action, and Part 16 has been inserted into the descriptive list in Section 2, effective March 5, 2020.

Part 16—Products of France or Germany described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
8214.90.60Butchers' or kitchen chopping or mincing knives (o/than cleavers w/their handles).

Section 2—Descriptive List of Action, Reflecting Changes as Described in Annex 1

Note: The product descriptions that are contained this Annex are provided for informational purposes only, and are not intended to delimit in any way the scope of the action, except as specified below. In all cases, the formal language in Annex 1 and the notices published at 84 FR 54245 and 84 FR 55998 governs the tariff treatment of products covered by the action.

Any questions regarding the scope of particular HTS subheadings should be referred to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In the product descriptions, the abbreviation “nesoi” means “not elsewhere specified or included”.

Part 1—Products of France, Germany, Spain, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 10 percent ad valorem. Effective March 18, 2020, products of France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional imports of 15 percent ad valorem:

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HTS subheadingProduct description
8802.40.00 **New airplanes and other new aircraft, as defined in U.S. note 21(b), (other than military airplanes or other military aircraft), of an unladen weight exceeding 30,000 kg (described in statistical reporting numbers 8802.40.0040, 8802.40.0060 or 8802.40.0070).
** Only a portion of HS8 digit is to be covered.

Part 2—Products of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
0403.10.50Yogurt, in dry form, whether or not flavored or containing added fruit or cocoa, not subject to gen note 15 or add. U.S. note 10 to Ch. 4.
0403.90.85Fermented milk o/than dried fermented milk or o/than dried milk with added lactic ferments.
0403.90.90Curdled milk/cream/kephir & other fermentd or acid. milk/cream subject to add U.S. note 10 to Ch. 4.
0405.20.20Butter substitute dairy spreads, over 45% butterfat weight, subject to quota pursuant to chapter 4 additional U.S. note 14.
0406.10.28Fresh (unripened/uncured) cheddar cheese, cheese/subs for cheese cont or proc from cheddar cheese, not subj to Ch. 4 U.S. note 18, not GN15.
0406.10.54Fresh (unripened/uncured) Italian-type cheeses from cow milk, cheese/substitutes containing such Italian-type cheeses or processed therefrom, subj to Ch. 4 U.S. note 21, not subject to general note 15.
0406.10.58Fresh (unrip./uncured) Italian-type cheeses from cow milk, cheese/substitutes cont or proc therefrom, not subj to Ch. 4 U.S. note 21 or GN15.
0406.10.68Fresh (unripened/uncured) Swiss/Emmentaler cheeses, except those with eye formation, gruyere-process cheese and cheese cont or proc. from such, not subject to additional U.S. note 22 to Ch. 4.
0406.20.51Romano, reggiano, provolone, provoletti, sbrinz and goya, made from cow's milk, grated or powdered, subject to additional U.S. note 21 to Ch. 4.
0406.20.53Romano, reggiano, provolone, provoletti, sbrinz and goya, made from cow's milk, grated or powdered, not subject to Ch. 4 U.S. note 21 or GN15.
0406.20.69Cheese containing or processed from american-type cheese (except cheddar), grated or powdered, subject to additional U.S. note 19 to Ch. 4.
0406.20.77Cheese containing or processed from italian-type cheeses made from cow's milk, grated or powdered, subject to additional U.S. note 21 to Ch. 4.
0406.20.79Cheese containing or processed from italian-type cheeses made from cow's milk, grated or powdered, not subject to additional U.S. note 21 to Ch. 4.
0406.20.87Cheese (including mixtures), nesoi, n/o 0.5 percent by wt. of butterfat, grated or powdered, not subject to additional U.S. note 23 to Ch. 4.
0406.20.91Cheese (including mixtures), nesoi, o/0.5 percent by wt of butterfat, w/cow's milk, grated or powdered, not subject to additional U.S. note 16 to Ch. 4.
0406.30.05Stilton cheese, processed, not grated or powdered, subject to additional U.S. note 24 to Ch. 4.
0406.30.18Blue-veined cheese (except roquefort), processed, not grated or powdered, not subject to gen. note 15 or additional U.S. note 17 to Ch. 4.
0406.30.28Cheddar cheese, processed, not grated or powdered, not subject to gen note 15 or to additional U.S. note 18 to Ch. 4.
0406.30.34Colby cheese, processed, not grated or powdered, subject to additional U.S. note 19 to Ch. 4.
0406.30.38Colby cheese, processed, not grated or powdered, not subject to gen note 15 or additional U.S. note 19 to Ch. 4.
0406.30.55Processed cheeses made from sheep's milk, including mixtures of such cheeses, not grated or powdered.
0406.30.69Processed cheese containing or processed from american-type cheese (except cheddar), not grated/powdered, subject to additional U.S. note 19 to Ch. 4, not subject to GN15.
0406.30.79Processed cheese containing or processed from Italian-type, not grated/powdered, not subject to additional U.S. note 21 to Ch. 4, not GN15.
0406.40.44Stilton cheese, nesoi, in original loaves, subject to additional U.S. note 24 to Ch. 4.
0406.40.48Stilton cheese, nesoi, not in original loaves, subject to additional U.S. note 24 to Ch. 4.
0406.90.32Goya cheese from cow's milk, not in original loaves, nesoi, not subject to gen. note 15 or to additional U.S. note 21 to Ch. 4.
0406.90.43Reggiano, Parmesan, Provolone, and Provoletti cheese, nesoi, not from cow's milk, not subject to gen. note 15.
0406.90.52Colby cheese, nesoi, subject to additional U.S. note 19 to Ch. 4 and entered pursuant to its provisions.
0406.90.54Colby cheese, nesoi, not subject to gen. note 15 or to add. U.S. note 19 to Ch. 4.
0406.90.68Cheeses & subst. for cheese(incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/romano/reggiano/parmesan/provolone/etc, f/cow milk, not subj. Ch. 4 U.S. note 21, not GN15.
0406.90.72Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/or from blue-veined cheese, subj. to add. U.S. note 17 to Ch. 4, not GN15.
0406.90.74Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/or from blue-veined cheese, not subj. to add. U.S. note 17 to Ch. 4, not GN15.
0406.90.82Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/or from Am. cheese except cheddar, subj. to add. U.S. note 19 to Ch. 4, not GN15.
0406.90.92Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/or from swiss, emmentaler or gruyere, not subj. Ch. 4 U.S. note 22, not GN15.
0406.90.94Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/butterfat n/o 0.5 percent by wt, not subject to additional U.S. note 23 to Ch. 4, not GN15.
0805.10.00Oranges, fresh or dried.
0805.21.00Mandarins and other similar citrus hybrids including tangerines, satsumas, clementines, wilkings, fresh or dried.
0805.22.00Clementines, fresh or dried, other.
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0805.50.20Lemons, fresh or dried.
0812.10.00Cherries, provisionally preserved, but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption.
0813.40.30Cherries, dried.
1602.49.10Prepared or preserved pork offal, including mixtures.
1605.53.05Mussels, containing fish meats or in prepared meals.
1605.56.05Products of clams, cockles, and arkshells containing fish meat; prepared meals.
1605.56.10Razor clams, in airtight containers, prepared or preserved, nesoi.
1605.56.15Boiled clams in immediate airtight containers, the contents of which do not exceed 680 g gross weight.
1605.56.20Clams, prepared or preserved, excluding boiled clams, in immediate airtight containers, nesoi.
1605.56.30Clams, prepared or preserved, other than in airtight containers.
1605.56.60Cockles and arkshells, prepared or preserved.
1605.59.05Products of molluscs nesoi containing fish meat; prepared meals of molluscs nesoi.
1605.59.60Molluscs nesoi, prepared or preserved.

Part 3—Products of Germany, Spain, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
0203.29.40Frozen meat of swine, other than retail cuts, nesoi.
0404.10.05Whey protein concentrates.
0406.10.84Fresh cheese, and substitutes for cheese, cont. cows milk, neosi, over 0.5 percent by wt. of butterfat, descr in add U.S. note 16 to Ch. 4, not GN15.
0406.10.88Fresh cheese, and substitutes for cheese, cont. cows milk, neosi, over 0.5 percent by wt. of butterfat, not descr in add U.S. note 16 to Ch. 4, not GN 15.
0406.10.95Fresh cheese, and substitutes for cheese, not cont. cows milk, neosi, over 0.5 percent by wt. of butterfat.
0406.90.16Edam and gouda cheese, nesoi, subject to additional U.S. note 20 to Ch. 4.
0406.90.56Cheeses, nesoi, from sheep's milk in original loaves and suitable for grating.
1509.10.20Virgin olive oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, not chemically modified, weighing with the immediate container under 18 kg.
1509.90.20Olive oil, other than virgin olive oil, and its fractions, not chemically modified, weighing with the immediate container under 18 kg.
2005.70.12Olives, green, not pitted, in saline, not ripe.
2005.70.25Olives, green, in a saline solution, pitted or stuffed, not place packed.

Part 4—Products of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
0403.10.90Yogurt, not in dry form, whether or not flavored or containing add fruit or cocoa.
0405.10.10Butter subject to quota pursuant to chapter 4 additional U.S. note 6.
0405.10.20Butter not subject to general note 15 and in excess of quota in chapter 4 additional U.S. note 6.
0406.30.89Processed cheese (incl. mixtures), nesoi, w/cow's milk, not grated or powdered, subject to add U.S. note 16 to Ch. 4, not subject to GN15.
0406.90.99Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/o cows milk, w/butterfat over 0.5 percent by wt, not subject to GN15.
0811.90.80Fruit, nesoi, frozen, whether or not previously steamed or boiled.
1601.00.20Pork sausages and similar products of pork, pork offal or blood; food preparations based on these products.
2008.60.00Cherries, otherwise prepared or preserved, nesoi.
2008.70.20Peaches (excluding nectarines), otherwise prepared or preserved, not elsewhere specified or included.
2008.97.90Mixtures of fruit or other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, nesoi (excluding tropical fruit salad).
2009.89.65Cherry juice, concentrated or not concentrated.
2009.89.80Juice of any single vegetable, other than tomato, concentrated or not concentrated.

Part 5—Products of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
0405.20.30Butter substitute dairy spreads, over 45 percent butterfat weight, not subj to gen note 15 and in excess of quota in Ch. 4 additional U.S. note 14.
0405.20.80Other dairy spreads, not butter substitutes or of a type provided for in chapter 4 additional U.S. note 1.
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0406.30.85Processed cheese (incl. mixtures), nesoi, not over 0.5 percent by wt. butterfat, not grated or powdered, subject to Ch. 4 U.S. note 23, not GN15.
0406.90.78Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/or from cheddar cheese, not subj. to add. U.S. note 18 to Ch. 4, not GN15.
1602.41.90Prepared or preserved pork hams and cuts thereof, not containing cereals or vegetables, nesoi.
1602.42.20Pork shoulders and cuts thereof, boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers.
1602.42.40Prepared or preserved pork shoulders and cuts thereof, other than boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers.
1602.49.40Prepared or preserved pork, not containing cereals or vegetables, nesoi.
1602.49.90Prepared or preserved pork, nesoi.

Part 6—Products of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
0405.90.10Fats and oils derived from milk, other than butter or dairy spreads, subject to quota pursuant to chapter 4 additional U.S. note 14.
0406.30.51Gruyere-process cheese, processed, not grated or powdered, subject to additional U.S. note 22 to Ch. 4.
0406.30.53Gruyere-process cheese, processed, not grated or powdered, not subject to gen note 15 or additional U.S. note 22 to Ch. 4.
0406.40.54Blue-veined cheese, nesoi, in original loaves, subject to add. U.S. note 17 to Ch. 4.
0406.90.08Cheddar cheese, neosi, subject to add. U.S. note 18 to Ch. 4.
0406.90.12Cheddar cheese, nesoi, not subject to gen. note 15 of the HTS or to additional U.S. note 18 to Ch. 4.
0406.90.41Romano, Reggiano, Parmesan, Provolone, and Provoletti cheese, nesoi, from cow's milk, subject to add. U.S. note 21 to Ch. 4.
0406.90.42Romano, Reggiano, Parmesan, Provolone, and Provoletti cheese, nesoi, from cow's milk, not subj to GN 15 or Ch4 additional U.S. note 21.
0406.90.48Swiss or Emmentaler cheese with eye formation, nesoi, not subject to gen. note 15 or to additional U.S. note 25 to Ch. 4.
0406.90.90Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/or from swiss, emmentaler or gruyere, subj. to add. U.S. note 22 to Ch.4, not GN15.
0406.90.97Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/cow's milk, w/butterfat over 0.5 percent by wt, not subject to Ch. 4 U.S. note 16, not subject to GN15.
1605.53.60Mussels, prepared or preserved.
2007.99.70Currant and berry fruit jellies.
2008.40.00Pears, otherwise prepared or preserved, nesoi.
2009.89.20Pear juice, concentrated or not concentrated.

Part 7—Products of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
0406.90.46Swiss or Emmentaler cheese with eye formation, nesoi, subject to add. U.S. note 25 to Ch. 4.

Part 8—Products of Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
0406.90.57Pecorino cheese, from sheep's milk, in original loaves, not suitable for grating.

Part 9—Products of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:Start Printed Page 10210

HTS subheadingProduct description
0406.90.95Cheeses & subst. for cheese (incl. mixt.), nesoi, w/cows milk, w/butterfat over 0.5 percent by wt, subject to Ch. 4 additional U.S. note 16 (quota).

Part 10—Products of France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
0711.20.18Olives, n/pitted, green, in saline sol., in contain. >8 kg, drained wt, for repacking or sale, subject to additional U.S. note 5 to Ch. 7.
0711.20.28Olives, n/pitted, green, in saline sol., in contain. >8 kg, drained wt, for repacking or sale, not subject to additional U.S. note 5 to Ch. 7.
0711.20.38Olives, n/pitted, nesoi.
0711.20.40Olives, pitted or stuffed, provisionally preserved but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption.
2005.70.08Olives, green, not pitted, in saline, not ripe, in containers holding over kg for repkg, not subject to add. U.S. note 4 to Ch. 20.
2005.70.16Olives, green, in saline, place packed, stuffed, in containers holding not over 1 kg, aggregate quantity n/o 2700 m ton/yr.
2005.70.23Olives, green, in saline, place packed, stuffed, not in containers holding 1 kg or less.
2204.21.50Wine other than Tokay (not carbonated), not over 14 percent alcohol, in containers not over 2 liters.

Part 11—Products of Germany described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
0901.21.00Coffee, roasted, not decaffeinated.
0901.22.00Coffee, roasted, decaffeinated.
2101.11.21Instant coffee, not flavored.
8201.40.60Axes, bill hooks and similar hewing tools (o/than machetes), and base metal parts thereof.
8203.20.20Base metal tweezers.
8203.20.60Pliers (including cutting pliers but not slip joint pliers), pincers and similar tools.
8203.30.00Metal cutting shears and similar tools, and base metal parts thereof.
8203.40.60Pipe cutters, bolt cutters, perforating punches and similar tools, nesoi, and base metal parts thereof.
8205.40.00Screwdrivers and base metal parts thereof.
8211.94.50Base metal blades for knives having other than fixed blades.
8467.19.10Tools for working in the hand, pneumatic, other than rotary type, suitable for metal working.
8467.19.50Tools for working in the hand, pneumatic, other than rotary type, other than suitable for metal working.
8468.80.10Machinery and apparatus, hand-directed or -controlled, used for soldering, brazing or welding, not gas-operated.
8468.90.10Parts of hand-directed or -controlled machinery, apparatus and appliances used for soldering, brazing, welding or tempering.
8514.20.40Industrial or laboratory microwave ovens for making hot drinks or for cooking or heating food.
9002.11.90Objective lenses and parts & access. thereof, for cameras, projectors, or photographic enlargers or reducers, except projection, nesoi.
9013.10.10Telescopic sights for rifles not designed for use with infrared light.

Part 12—Products of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
1602.49.20Pork other than ham and shoulder and cuts thereof, not containing cereals or vegetables, boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers.

Part 13—Products of Germany or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
1905.31.00Sweet biscuits.
1905.32.00Waffles and wafers.
4901.10.00Printed books, brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter in single sheets, whether or not folded.
4908.10.00Transfers (decalcomanias), vitrifiable.
4911.91.20Lithographs on paper or paperboard, not over 0.51 mm in thickness, printed not over 20 years at time of importation.
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4911.91.30Lithographs on paper or paperboard, over 0.51 mm in thickness, printed not over 20 years at time of importation.
4911.91.40Pictures, designs and photographs, excluding lithographs on paper or paperboard, printed not over 20 years at time of importation.
8429.52.10Self-propelled backhoes, shovels, clamshells and draglines with a 360 degree revolving superstructure.
8429.52.50Self-propelled machinery with a 360 degree revolving superstructure, other than backhoes, shovels, clamshells and draglines.
8467.29.00Electromechanical tools for working in the hand, other than drills or saws, with self-contained electric motor.

Part 14—Products of Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
2208.70.00Liqueurs and cordials.

Part 15—Products of the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

Note: For purposes of 2208.30.30, the product description defines and limits the scope of the proposed action.

HTS subheadingProduct description
2208.30.30 **Single-malt Irish and Scotch Whiskies.
6110.11.00Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of wool.
6110.12.10Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of Kashmir goats, wholly of cashmere.
6110.20.20Sweaters, pullovers and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of cotton, nesoi.
6110.30.30Sweaters, pullovers and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of manmade fibers, nesoi.
6202.99.15Rec perf outwear, women's/girls' anoraks, wind-breakers & similar articles, not k/c, tex mats (not wool, cotton or mmf), cont <70 percent by wt of silk.
6202.99.80Women's/girls' anoraks, wind-breakers & similar articles, not k/c, of tex mats (not wool, cotton or mmf), cont <70% by wt of silk.
6203.11.60Men's or boys' suits of wool, not knitted or crocheted, nesoi, of wool yarn with average fiber diameter of 18.5 micron or less.
6203.11.90Men's or boys' suits of wool or fine animal hair, not knitted or crocheted, nesoi.
6203.19.30Men's or boys' suits, of artificial fibers, nesoi, not knitted or crocheted.
6203.19.90Men's or boys' suits, of textile mats(except wool, cotton or mmf), containing under 70 percent by weight of silk or silk waste, not knit or crocheted.
6208.21.00Women's or girls' nightdresses and pajamas, not knitted or crocheted, of cotton.
6211.12.40Women's or girls' swimwear, of textile materials(except mmf), containing 70% or more by weight of silk or silk waste, not knit or crocheted.
6211.12.80Women's or girls' swimwear, of textile materials(except mmf), containing under 70% by weight of silk or silk waste, not knit or crocheted.
6301.30.00Blankets (other than electric blankets) and traveling rugs, of cotton.
6301.90.00Blankets and traveling rugs, nesoi.
6302.21.50Bed linen, not knit or crocheted, printed, of cotton, cont any embroidery, lace, braid, edging, trimming, piping or applique work, n/napped.
6302.21.90Bed linen, not knit or croc, printed, of cotton, not cont any embroidery, lace, braid, edging, trimming, piping or applique work, not napped.
** Only a portion of HS8 digit is to be covered.

Part 16—Products of France or Germany described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem:

HTS subheadingProduct description
8214.90.60Butchers' or kitchen chopping or mincing knives (o/than cleavers w/their handles).
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