The Trump administration wasted no time announcing the imminent imposition of new tariffs on European goods after getting the green light from the WTO on Wednesday following a favorable ruling in the long-running dispute over Airbus subsidies.
The body - which Donald Trump has frequently criticized for being "unfair" to the US - cleared the way for duties on $7.5 billion in product from Europe annually.
"For years, Europe has been providing massive subsidies to Airbus that have seriously injured the US aerospace industry and our workers", Bob Lighthizer said in a celebratory statement. "Finally, after 15 years of litigation, the WTO has confirmed that the United States is entitled to impose countermeasures in response to the EU’s illegal subsidies".
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And so, starting on October 18, everything from French wine to cheese to Irish and Scotch whisky will get more expensive for US consumers.
Beginning in just over two weeks, the US will impose 25% levies on those items, as well as a host of other goods including olives, pork, butter and yogurt. The full list is embedded belo
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