U.S. plans tariffs on EU cheese, wine, aircraft

U.S. plans tariffs on EU cheese, wine, aircraft

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Gouda cheese, single-malt whiskey and large aircraft are among the European imports the Trump administration plans to hit with tariffs after receiving the go-ahead Wednesday from the World Trade Organization in a case involving illegal European Union subsidies for the aircraft giant Airbus.

The targeted imports are worth $7.5 billion, the full amount the WTO authorized.

The tariffs, to take effect Oct. 18, will be 10% for EU aircraft and 25% for everything else.

“For years, Europe has been providing massive subsidies to Airbus that have seriously injured the U.S. aerospace industry and our workers,’’ U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement.

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