EU Hits the U.S. with Rebalancing Tariffs Effective June 22

June 21, 2018
By Danielle Leonard

Two boxing gloves hit each other, one with the American flag and one with the EU flag.

The European Union (EU) has announced a list of tariffs—impacting $3.2 billion worth of U.S. goods—that will go into effect on June 22, 2018. These tariffs are in response to the U.S. ending exemptions on Section 232—steel and aluminum—tariffs and are seen as “rebalancing measures,” according to the EU.

Here is the full list of codes affected with tariffs of 10, 25, 35, and 50 percent on selected products originating in the United States. Some of the affected products include textile, apparel, footwear, rice, orange juice, bourbon whiskey, tobacco products, cosmetic products, steel and aluminum products, playing cards, sailboats, and motorcycles.

In the announcement, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström stated that the EU, “did not want to be in this position,” and that, “if the U.S. removes its tariffs, our measures will also be removed.”

If you have questions about how these tariffs may impact you, please reach out to your Mohawk customer service representative.

Click here to view the full list of tariffs.

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