Fabian Demicoli

Changes to imports from US

GRTU would like to inform you about a new Commission Regulation of 31 March 2011 on the level of Retaliation applied in the WTO dispute on the Byrd Amendment, for your information.  The level of retaliation applicable from 1 May 2011 will decrease to USD 9.96 million from the level of USD 95.83 million which has been applied since 1 May 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

Therefore, 30 products (including paper items; textile products; clothes in cotton, silk, synthetic fibres; prefabricated buildings made of iron or steel) are no longer subject to additional 15 % customs duty while the following products continue to be subject to an additional 15% customs duty.  These are: Sweet corn, uncooked or cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, frozen, Frames and mountings for spectacles, goggles or the like, of base metal and Crane lorries (excl. breakdown lorries). This is applied to imports of products originating in the United States of America

For your information, in 2009 and 2010, the total value of imports originating in US from the list of products that will continue to be subject to the 15% additional import duty totalled EUR 841, classifiable under CN code 90031930: Frames and mountings for spectacles, goggles or the like, of base metal.

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