Italian cheese, Spanish olives and French wine are among the products that will be subject to a 25% US levy from next week.
The EU trade commissioner has said that they cannot dismiss the 'threat' of further tariffs on European car exports. US President Trump previously said he would impose tariffs if no trade deal was arranged.
Cheese, wine, olives and many other European goods are now subject to fresh US tariffs in a row over EU subsidies to Airbus. As Brussels threatens retaliation, Germany urges progress in talks for a US-EU trade deal.
Aircraft and agricultural items from Europe will be subject to US tariffs in the latest round of a long legal fight. The move sets the stage for tit-for-tat trade escalation between the US and the EU.
The US government plans to order punitive tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of EU goods after it scored a victory in a long legal fight at the WTO. Many on the EU side warn of retaliation and potential escalation.
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