欧盟委员会建议欧美降低关税的协定生效

       2020-09-08       欧委会       2020-09-09 08:31:24

欧盟委员会今天公布了一项建议,建议理事会和欧洲议会通过一项条例,取消对欧盟某些进口商品的关税。作为回报,美国将降低对某些欧盟出口到美国市场的关税。这将使欧盟和美国于2020年8月21日宣布的协议生效。欧盟和美国之间的这些关税削减将使欧盟和美国市场的准入每年增加约2亿欧元。
执行副总统瓦尔迪斯·多姆布罗夫斯基说:“欧盟和美国拥有世界上最重要的经济伙伴关系,每年的商品和服务贸易额超过1.3万亿欧元。这项协议为双方带来了真正的双赢结果,有助于我们进一步加强我们的伙伴关系。降低双方的关税改善了我们出口商的准入,降低了进口商品的成本。在这场冠状病毒相关的经济危机中,这些都是至关重要的因素。从欧盟方面来看,我们认为这项协议是朝着改善我们的关系和解决悬而未决的争端迈出的重要一步。我们仍然渴望尽可能深化跨大西洋合作,因为我们坚信,在真正的全球性挑战面前,如果欧洲联盟和美国共同努力,取得成功的全球成果的机会就会增加。”
一旦按照大西洋两岸的相关程序获得批准,这项协议将意味着美国将削减每年价值约1.6亿美元的欧盟出口关税。这包括熟食、水晶玻璃器皿、表面处理、火药、打火机和打火机零件。欧盟方面将取消对进口美国活龙虾和冷冻龙虾产品的关税。U、 美国向欧盟出口的这些产品价值约1.11亿美元。
双方将根据现有的多边承诺,在最惠国基础上,即对任何伙伴取消这些关税。本办法自2020年8月1日起实施,具有追溯效力。

The European Commission today published a proposal for a Council and European Parliament regulation to scrap duties on certain imports to the EU. In return, the United States will reduce its duties on certain EU exports to the U.S. market. This will put into effect the agreement announced by the EU and the U.S. on 21 August 2020. These tariff reductions between the EU and the U.S. will increase access to both EU and U.S. markets by around €200 million per year.

Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis said: “The EU and the U.S. share the most important economic partnership in the world, with trade in goods and services worth over €1.3 trillion annually. This deal provides both sides with a true win-win outcome, helping us to strengthen our partnership even further. Lowering tariffs on both sides improves access for our exporters and reduces the cost of imported goods. Those are both critically important factors in this time of coronavirus-related economic crisis. From the EU side, we view this agreement as an important step towards improving our relationship and resolving outstanding disputes. We remain eager to deepen transatlantic cooperation wherever possible as we firmly believe that, when it comes to truly global challenges, the chances of achieving successful global outcomes are improved if the European Union and United States work together.”

Once approved in line with the relevant procedures on either side of the Atlantic, the agreement will entail the reduction of U.S. tariffs on EU exports worth some $160 million a year. This includes prepared meals, crystal glassware, surface preparations, propellant powders, lighters and lighter parts. On its side, the EU will eliminate tariffs on imports of U.S. live and frozen lobster products. U.S. exports of these products to the EU are worth some $111 million.

Both sides will eliminate those tariffs on a most-favored nation (MFN) basis, i.e. for any partner, in line with the existing multilateral commitments. The measures will apply with retroactive effect as of 1 August 2020. [View More...]

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