Us officials have targeted the following European Union products for punitive import duties in a dispute over EU banana import policies.
The Customs Service is requiring importers to post bonds to cover threatened 100 percent duties on these goods, imports of which are worth some $520 million a year.
The measures apply to selected products from Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Britain.
*Pork (except hams, shoulders, and bellies)
*Pecorino and feta cheese (from sheep's milk)
*Sweet biscuits, waffles, and wafers
*Bath preparations other than bath salts
*Propylene plates, sheets, film, and foil
*Small articles made of plastic
*Uncoated felt paper and paperboard in rolls or sheets
*Folding cartons, boxes, and cases of noncorrugated paper or paperboard
*Lithographs on paper or paperboard
*Cashmere sweaters and pullovers
*Lead-acid storage batteries
*Electrothermic coffee or tea makers
Source: Office of US Trade Representative