The European Commission has published a list of North American products valued at USD 20 billion that will foreseeably have taxes imposed on them. The list covers a wide range of goods exported from the U.S.A. to the E.U., from aircraft to chemical products.

In terms of seafood products, the list includes Pacific salmon, frozen cod, Alaska pollock, lobster, shrimp, scallop and squid, for a total value of around 840 million.

The proposed tariffs, subject to public consultation up to 31st May next, come in response to a drawn-out dispute over the subsidies paid by the U.S.A. to the manufacturer of the Boeing airplanes, and by Europe to Airbus.