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US Suspends retaliatory tariffs on Scotch Whisky & Dairy products

04 Mar 2021 4:08 PM | Sandra Sullivan (Administrator)

The UK and US have today agreed a new joint approach to the longstanding trade conflict over aerospace tariffs.

The United States will temporarily suspend all retaliatory tariffs on direct exports from the UK to the US resulting from the Airbus dispute for four months, in an effort to reach a negotiated solution to the 16- year long dispute. This measure will come into force on Monday 8 March, backdated to today (4 March).

In 2018, the year before the tariffs were imposed, the US imported around £550m of goods affected by these measures from the UK. The tariff suspension will help protect jobs on both sides of the Atlantic in industries who have been targeted by these unfair tariffs, including dairy and Scotch Whisky.


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