U.S. considers cheese, certain fruits for EU tariff retaliation
The Bush administration is considering adding several types of cheese, peaches, mandarins and clementines to a list of goods that may be subject to increased duties as a result of a brewing trade dispute with the European Union.
The administration said duties may be imposed on these EU imports if the United States fails to reach agreement with the EU for adequate compensation owed under World Trade Organization rules as a result of the EU’s expansion and changes to its rice import regime.
Comments are due to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative by Sept. 29. For more information, contact Lisa Errion of the USTR’s Office of Europe and the Mediterranean, at (202) 395-3320.