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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR UNIFIED EU RESPONSE TO NEW US TARIFFS

28. 11. 2019
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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR UNIFIED EU RESPONSE TO NEW US TARIFFS

MEPs express deep concerns over the collateral damage borne by EU agriculture and food sector due to the long-standing Airbus/Boeing dispute.

As of October 2019, the US decided to impose a new ad valorem duty rate of 25% on certain agricultural products and some non-agricultural products and an ad valorem duty rate of 10% on non-agricultural products in response to the Airbus subsidy dispute. This measure will have a significant impact on EU agriculture, that is why MEPs adopted a resolution urgeing the Commission to mobilise rapid support for the worst-affected agricultural sectors and to consider a concrete plan with targeted measures to compensate farmers for internal market distortions.

MEPs express deep concerns over the collateral damage borne by EU agriculture and food sector due to a dispute in an unrelated sector and deplore the US decision to impose increased duties on so many agricultural products. They also criticise the US lack of interest to work with the EU on resolving the long-standing Airbus/Boeing dispute.