On March 4, 2021, the United States and the United Kingdom released a joint statement announcing a four-month suspension of tariffs related to the ongoing large civilian aircraft dispute.
“The United Kingdom and the United States are undertaking a four-month tariff suspension to ease the burden on industry and take a bold, joint step towards resolving the longest running disputes at the World Trade Organization.
“The United Kingdom ceased applying retaliatory tariffs in the Boeing dispute from January 1, 2021 to de-escalate the issue and create space for a negotiated settlement to the Airbus and Boeing disputes.
“The United States will now suspend retaliatory tariffs in the Airbus dispute from March 4, 2021, for four months. This will allow time to focus on negotiating a balanced settlement to the disputes, and begin seriously addressing the challenges posed by new entrants to the civil aviation market from non-market economies, such as China."
The textile products of the United Kingdom described below were subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem, this punitive additional tariff will be suspended for four months while a permanent settlement to the dispute:
|HTS||Subheading Product Description|
|6110.11.00||Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of wool|
|6110.12.10||Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of Kashmir goats, wholly of cashmere|
|6110.20.20||Sweaters, pullovers and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of cotton, nesoi*|
|6110.30.30||Sweaters, pullovers and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of man-made fibers, nesoi|
|6202.99.15||Recreational performance outwear, women's/girls' anoraks, wind-breakers & similar articles, not knitted or crocheted, of other textile materials (not wool, cotton or MMF), containing <70 percent by weight of silk|
|6202.99.80||Women's/girls' anoraks, wind-breakers & similar articles, not knitted or crocheted, of other texile materials (not wool, cotton or MMF), containing <70% by weight of silk,|
|6203.11.60||Men's or boys' suits of wool, not knitted or crocheted, nesoi, of wool yarn with average fiber diameter of 18.5 micron or less|
|6203.11.90||Men's or boys' suits of wool or fine animal hair, not knitted or crocheted, nesoi|
|6203.19.30||Men's or boys' suits, of artificial fibers, nesoi, not knitted or crocheted|
|6203.19.90||Men'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|
|6208.21.00||Women's or girls' nightdresses and pajamas, not knitted or crocheted, of cotton|
|6211.12.40||Women's or girls' swimwear, of textile materials(except MMF), containing 70% or more by weight of silk or silk waste, not knit or crocheted|
|6211.12.80||Women's or girls' swimwear, of textile materials(except MMF), containing under 70% by weight of silk or silk waste, not knit or crocheted|
|6301.30.00||Blankets (other than electric blankets) and traveling rugs, of cotton|
|6301.90.00||Blankets and traveling rugs, nesoi|
|6302.21.50||Bed linen, not knit or crocheted, printed, of cotton, cont any embroidery, lace, braid, edging, trimming, piping or applique work, n/napped|
|6302.21.90||Bed linen, not knit or croc, printed, of cotton, not cont any embroidery, lace, braid, edging, trimming, piping or applique work, not napped|
* NESOI means Not Elsewhere Specified or Included.
In October 2019, the WTO authorized the United States to take $7.5 billion in countermeasures following the largest victory in WTO history in the long-running dispute against the EU, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom regarding their illegal subsidies for the Airbus consortium. Following a notice and comment process, on October 9, 2019, the United States imposed additional tariffs of up to 25 percent on products of current and former EU member states with a trade value of approximately $7.5 billion. The section 301 statute provides for periodic review and modification of the tariff action.