October 21, 2019, Update on “The United States is set to impose new tariffs on goods imported from certain countries of the European Union: the WTO DS316 Decision.” Italian Fruit and Meat.


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October 21, 2019, Update on “The United...

On October 18, 2019, the additional tariff on goods imported from Italy entered into effect.

Among other items, certain Italian fruits and meats are now subject to an additional ad valorem import duty of 25%.

Meat and fruit subjected to the new 25% duties are: pork; cherries; peaches; oranges; clementines; lemons; pears; mixtures of fruit; fruit juice.

The table* (Table A – Meat; Table B – Fruit) at the bottom of this note reflects the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), import product definitions, and the new effective duty rates on affected fruit and meat coming from Italy.

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Table A – Meat

Product affected by Additional Tariff (HTS Sub.) Product affected by Additional Tariff (product description)   Duties Due
1602.49.20 Pork other than ham and shoulder and cuts thereof, not containing cereals or vegetables, boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers   4.2¢/kg + 25% ad valorem
1601.00.20                Pork sausages and similar products of pork, pork offal or blood; food preparations based on these products 0.8¢/kg + 25% ad valorem
1602.41.90 Prepared or preserved pork hams and cuts thereof, not containing cereals or vegetables, nesoi 1.4¢/kg + 25% ad valorem
1602.42.20 Pork shoulders and cuts thereof, boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers 4.2¢/kg + 25% ad valorem
1602.42.40 Prepared or preserved pork shoulders and cuts thereof, other than boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers 1.4¢/kg + 25% ad valorem
1602.49.40 Prepared or preserved pork, not containing cereals or vegetables, nesoi   1.4¢/kg + 25% ad valorem
1602.49.90 Prepared or preserved pork, nesoi 6.4% + 25% ad valorem
1602.49.10 Prepared or preserved pork offal, including mixtures 3.2% + 25% ad valorem

Table B – Fruit

Product affected by Additional Tariff (HTS Sub.) Product affected by Additional Tariff (product description)   Duties Due
0811.90.80 Fruit, nesoi, frozen, whether or not previously steamed or boiled   14.5% + 25% valorem
2008.60.00 Cherries, otherwise prepared or preserved, nesoi   6.9¢/kg + 4.5% + 25% ad valorem
2008.70.20 Peaches (excluding nectarines), otherwise prepared or preserved, not elsewhere specified or included 17% + 25% ad valorem
2008.97.90 Mixtures of fruit or other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, nesoi (excluding tropical fruit salad)   14.9% + 25% ad valorem
2009.89.65 Cherry juice, concentrated or not concentrated 0.5¢/liter + 25% ad valorem
2009.89.80 Juice of any single vegetable, other than tomato, concentrated or not concentrated 0.2 ¢/ liter + 25% ad valorem
2007.9970 Currant and berry fruit jellies 1.4% + 25% ad valorem
2008.40.00 Pears, otherwise prepared or preserved, nesoi 15.3% + 25% ad valorem
Product affected by Additional Tariff (HTS Sub.) Product affected by Additional Tariff (product description)   Duties Due
  2009.89.20   Pear juice, concentrated or not concentrated   Free/liters + 24% ad valorem
2009.89.40 Prune juice, concentrated or not concentrated   0.64¢/liter + 25% ad valorem
0805.10.00 Oranges, fresh or dried 1.9¢/kg + 25% ad valorem
0805.21.00 Mandarins and other similar citrus hybrids including tangerines, satsumas, clementines, wilkings, fresh or dried 1.9¢/kg + 25% ad valorem
0805.22.00 Clementines, fresh or dried, other 1.9¢/kg + 25% ad valorem
0805.50.20 Lemons, fresh or dried 2.2¢/kg + 25% ad valorem
0812.10.00 Cherries, provisionally preserved, but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption 13.4¢/kg + 25% ad valorem
0813.40.30 Cherries, dried 10.6¢/kg + 25% ad valorem