On 11 March 2021, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/425 of 9 March 2021 suspending commercial policy measures concerning certain products from the United States of America imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1646 following the adjudication of a trade dispute under the Dispute Settlement Understanding of the World Trade Organization, which suspends commercial policy measures adopted in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1646 concerning certain products from the United States following the adjudication of the large civil aircraft (LCA) trade dispute under the Dispute Settlement Understanding of the WTO that provides for the application of additional customs duties on imports into the Union of a number of products originating in the United States.
On 4 March 2021, an understanding was reached with the United States to mutually suspend all measures for a period of four months, to allow for the negotiations of a balanced settlement of the WTO disputes on large civil aircraft, as soon as internal procedures are completed on both sides.
The application of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1646 is suspended for a period of four months from the entry into force on 11 March of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/425. Accordingly, without prejudice to any further suspension or modification, the duties provided for in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1646 shall again apply with effect from and including 11 July 2021.
Note: the US suspension from March 11, 2021 until July 11, 2021 of LCA duties on EU products has been posted on USTR’s website but not yet published in the Federal Register]