Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/673 of 27 February 2019 amending Regulation (EU) 2018/196 on additional customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the United States of America was published on 30 April in the Official Journal.
As a result of the United States’ failure to bring the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA) in compliance with its WTO obligations, the EU had imposed additional duties on certain US products. Over the years, as CDSOA payments were reduced or eliminated, the EU’s additional duties were also reduced and certain products eliminated in order to reflect the level of nullification or impairment caused by the CDSOA to the European Union at that time. The level of CDSOA nullification or impairment was reduced to USD 3 355,82 for the last period available. Accordingly, the EU has lowered the additional duties to 0,001%. The products on which additional import duties are to apply are identified by their eight-digit CN codes: 0710 40 00, ex 9003 19 00 “frames and mountings of base metal”, 8705 10 00 and 6204 62 31