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TBR News June 25, 2018

Jun 25 2018

The Voice of the White House 

Washington, D.C. June 25, 2018: “The US government sternly warned Syria’s Assad not to attack rebels in the southern part of his country or suffer severe consequences. Israel, Preecious Israel, did not want Syrian army units so close to the Golan Heights and, as usual, Washington slavishly obeyed. The next day following the stern warning, Assad declared his intention to obliterate his southern rebels. In essence, backed with Russian air power, he flipped Trump the bird. And in the north, the Turks and Americans occupy more Syrian territory and again, Assad warned them he would use military force on them if they did not leave his territory.Lo, how the mighty have fallen! In earlier days, a CIA or State Department threat of military violence brought cringing obedience but like the old song, those days are gone forever.”

 

The Table of Contents

  • Trump stokes immigration chaos with call for summary deportations
  • Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate – heroism in these dark days
  • Assad pledges to regain control of northern Syria by force if needed
  • The New Christian Manifesto
  • CNN’s Warm Welcome to Far-Right Pundit Shows No Limit to Trumpwashing
  • Chinese retaliatory tariffs aim to hit Trump in his electoral base
  • EU Sanctions on US Product

 

Trump stokes immigration chaos with call for summary deportations

  • President tweets demand for end to due process at border
  • DHS says it knows whereabouts of 2,053 separated children

June 24, 2018

The Guardian

Donald Trump called on Sunday for the US to abandon its judicial system and summarily deport people who enter the country.

The president attacked the rule of law amid sustained criticism of his administration’s handling of immigration at the southern border.

“When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came,” Trump said in a tweet, while being driven to his golf course in Virginia.

The statement amounted to a proposal for the suspension of law by the country’s chief law enforcement officer. Any attempt to implement such a demand would face strong opposition from political opponents and civil rights activists.

Trump was last week pushed to halt a policy of separating families suspected of entering the US illegally, in a dramatic political climbdown. More than 2,300 children had been taken from their parents by US officials, prompting an international humanitarian outcry.

The president continued to use the language of the far-right to describe immigrants on Sunday, declaring in his tweet that the US “cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country”. He warned last week that immigrants could “infest” the US.

At the same time, his administration moved to ease fears that separated families may never be reunited, insisting that all detainees were being tracked through an identification system and that the situation was under control.

Some children have been reunited with parents. According to a release from the Department of Homeland Security on Saturday, 2,053 minors who were separated at the border were being cared for in facilities run by the Department of Heath and Human Services.

But Washington has been thrown into chaos by Trump’s erratic actions. Having created the child separation crisis with a “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, Trump falsely said his administration was merely following a law Democrats in Congress needed to help to change.

After saying he could not stop the policy by executive order, he then stopped the policy with an executive order, confirming that he had been lying. But Trump has continued to demand action from Congress. When Congress promptly produced such plans, Trump dismissed them and instructed Republicans to stop negotiating.

Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, one of a handful of Republicans in Congress willing to criticise the president, urged Trump to stop falsely accusing Democrats of being unwilling to agree to a comprehensive immigration law unless it effectively opened the border.

“They are on record supporting significant border control,” Flake said on ABC’s This Week. “So when the president says that, and calls them ‘clowns’ and ‘losers’, how does he expect Democrats to sit down and work with Republicans on these issues?”

Bob Corker of Tennessee, who like Flake is retiring from the Senate this year, also called for an end to the demonisation of immigrants, which has become a powerful political force in the party.

“We’ve got to realise these people are wanting to live in a place like we live,” Corker said on CBS’s Face the Nation. “We’re the most fortunate people on earth to live in this country. That’s why people are drawn to us.”

On Saturday, groups of Democratic lawmakers toured detention facilities in Texas and elsewhere. Some called for a clear plan for reunifying separated families.

Democrats also accused Trump of confecting a crisis, as illegal immigration to the US has fallen. According to US officials, 310,531 people were apprehended entering the US illegally last year, compared with more than 1.6m in 2000.

“He uses it as a issue in order to energise his political base,” Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois said on ABC.

Trump confirmed in a speech on Saturday that he believes his hardline stance on immigration will be politically beneficial in November’s midterm elections.

“I like the issue for [the] election,” Trump said to a party gathering in Las Vegas, where he continued to associate Hispanic immigrants in general with MS-13, a criminal gang that operates in Mexico and Central America.

 

Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate – heroism in these dark days

In this revealing documentary, the New York Times opens its doors to cameras as reporters scramble to cover the best story of their lives

June 24, 2018

by Tim Dowling

The Guardian

Donald Trump has long operated under a strategy of normalisation – every new lie, each fresh outrage serves to overwrite what has gone before. The line between acceptable and unacceptable isn’t where it was last year, or even last month. Under these conditions, it is hard to stay scandalised. By autumn, something will happen that will cause us to shake our heads and say: “Caging children – remember when that was a big deal?”

Unfortunately for Trump, this tactic may not prove successful in retrospect: if you live long enough for history to judge you, the enormity of your crimes will only fall into sharper relief. Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate (BBC Two) is a first inkling of how it will feel to look back some years hence and think: wait, what happened there

Beginning on the day of Trump’s inauguration, the New York Times opened its doors to cameras as two reporting teams – one in New York, one in Washington – scrambled to figure out how to cover a White House like no other. “We have a president who is very comfortable not telling the truth,” said the executive editor, Dean Baquet. You are free to treat this as a monstrous understatement, but remember: this was all of 18 months ago.

The White House correspondent, Maggie Haberman, is the closest thing the Times has to a Trump expert: she used to work on tabloids covering city hall and has dealt with him for decades. Briefing her colleagues about the world inside Trump’s head, she offered them a telling warning. “He’s fascinated slash obsessed with the Times,” she said. Trump likes to think of himself as a scrappy arriviste. Although he refers to it almost exclusively as “the failing New York Times”, the president craves the respectability the paper’s coverage affords.

This first instalment, covering the administration’s chaotic first 100 days – opened with the paper licking its wounds after the election. “During the campaign, we tried to cover Donald Trump using the rules of the past,” said Baquet. “We didn’t have our finger on the pulse of the country, and that was wrong.” Meanwhile, the Washington bureau reporter, Mark Mazzetti, has set up a Trump-Russia team to look into links between the campaign and the Russian government.

Trump has long asserted that the Times makes up phoney sources to justify its fake news, but here is proof the sources exist: reporters’ phones ring constantly; they answer, they listen and their eyes pop open. If the sources are phoney, these reporters are very good actors.

It can be difficult to wrestle political drama from a lot of footage of people talking on phones, but The Fourth Estate has more intrigue than most fictional newsrooms. The Times has money worries; it is locked in competition with its rival, the Washington Post; and it is constantly under attack from the White House. At times, it can be downright chilling: you feel what it is like to be a reporter in the room when Donald Trump denounces the press as “the enemy of the people” to a cheering crowd. Remember when that was a big deal?

The Fourth Estate also has some dramatic advantages that, say, All the President’s Men didn’t have. First, reporters these days often type standing up, in groups, while talking. Second, they multitask: they type and tweet and text and go into makeup for TV news appearances all at the same time – it’s amazing they don’t fall down more stairs. Third, and most importantly, the Trump administration is a runaway train of a story, so much so that reporters have to keep reminding themselves they are on to something. “That’s a huge fucking deal,” says Mazzetti of then national security adviser Mike Flynn’s undisclosed phone conversations with the Russian ambassador, a breach another reporter has chosen to characterise as “incredibly untoward”.

A documentary revealing the quiet, thankless heroism of reporters is a necessary corrective in these dark days, but it is also clear the Times team is having a whale of a time. Trump is the best story they will ever have, and they are seizing it with both hands. Above all, you get a sense of how exhausting it must be. We often speak of the 24-hour news cycle, but most of us don’t have to live in it. There are no cliched shots here of a papers rolling off presses. Nowadays, you push a button that says “publish”, and instantly someone on TV starts talking about it. It never ends.

 

Assad pledges to regain control of northern Syria by force if needed

June 24, 2018

Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Syrian army will regain control of the country’s north by force if rebels there refuse to surrender, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russian television channel NTV on Sunday.

Assad, who said in the same interview he would not accept Western funds to rebuild his country, was speaking after Damascus said it rejected the presence of Turkish and U.S. forces around the northern town of Manbij, a day after soldiers of the two countries began patrolling the area.

“We have chosen two paths: the first and most important one is reconciliation… The second path is to attack terrorists if they don’t surrender and refuse to make peace,” Assad said in the interview.

“We will fight with them (rebels) and return control by force. It is certainly not the best option for us, but it’s the only way to get control of the country,” said Assad, responding to a question about the northern part of Syria where rebel groups backed by Turkey hold some territory.

Assad has previously promised to also squeeze rebels from the country’s south, and a war monitor and rebel officials said on Friday that the Syrian army had dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the country’s southwest for the first time in a year. Damascus denies using barrel bombs.

Assad said in the same interview on Sunday that Syria would not accept any Western money to help rebuild the country, which is shattered after seven years of war.

“We have enough strength to rebuild the country. If we don’t have money – we will borrow from our friends, from Syrians living abroad,” Assad said.

(This version of the story was refiled to add missing attribution in paragraph 5)

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Andrew Osborn

 

The New Christian Manifesto

June 25, 2018

by Christian Jürs

Note: This article is one send around the Internet by an Evanglical Christian organization called ‘The Sword of the Lord, and Gideon.’

To Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Greetings!

It is with glowing pride that we contemplate the growing control and spiritual influence of True Christians in establishing strict control of the American political and educational realms. America was founded in 1620 by Religious Dissenters, True Christians, who fled from secular persecutions in England. They set up a religious community in Plymouth Bay and flourished greatly. But in subsequent years, America drifted away from her True Christian origins and became a nest of Secularism. Americans have turned away from the One True God to worship Mammon and materialism! Self-indulgence has replaced self-discipline and the cell phone has replaced Our Lord Jesus Christ in daily importance! But rejoice in your hearts because the True Disciples of Christ have organized to save America from Secular Humanism and hedonism and we are now at the very gates of the True Kingdom of Heaven on earth! The True Disciples have begun their Sacred Mission by gaining virtual control over the Republican Party in almost every state in the Union, have elected a President of our One True Faith, have filled the halls of Congress with Representatives of both the people and Christ the Lord! We are well on our way to reestablish the True Christian nation, under God Almighty, that was founded in 1620.

The Politics of God

Now, with the advent of a True Christian as President of the United States, we Christians stand closer now to establishing a truly Christian-based government in this country since 1620!

By faith and determination, we have placed many of our people into the ranks of the Republican Party; have organized local elections to put our members on vital school boards where they can, and have, successfully supplanted the false Darwinism with the Divinely Inspired Biblical Creationism. We have elected members to serve in Congress who are sensitive to our needs and wishes but we need far more in order to establish a firm majority.

Since 2001 dozens of True Christians, by Presidential order have been placed in key positions within the Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Drug Administration and on commissions and advisory committees where they have made serious progress. As one example of the growing power of the Lord in American politics, the Texas Republican Party Platform for 2002, called for rescinding United States membership in the United Nations and removing the United Nations from US soil. Pat Robertson, in his book, “The Millennium”, depicts the United Nations as a Satanic plot to take control of the world. And in the LaHaye “Left Behind” books, we can see that the United Nations is firmly in the hands of the anti-Christ!

Herewith we present our Watchwords and our Credo to you for your guide and inspiration.

1.Rule the world for God!

2.Give the impression that you are there to work for the Republican party, not push an ideology.

3.Hide your strength.

4.Don’t flaunt your Christianity.

Our Credo is:

Jesus Christ is Lord in all aspects of life, including civil government.

Jesus Christ is, therefore, the Ruler of Nations, and should be explicitly confessed as such in any constitutional documents. The civil ruler is to be a servant of God, he derives his authority from God and he is duty-bound to govern according to the expressed will of God.

The civil government of our nation, its laws, institutions, and practices must therefore be conformed to the principles of Biblical law as revealed in the Old and New Testaments.

In confronting Secular Humanists and Satanists, we must realize that it is vital to stress the following Proclaimed Truths:

  1. The unique divine inspiration of all the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments as originally given, so that they are infallible and uniquely authoritative and free from error of any sort, in all matters with which they deal, scientific and historical as well as moral and theological.
  2. Special creation of the existing space-time universe and all its basic systems and kinds of organisms in the six literal days of the creation week.
  3. The full historicity and perspicuity of the biblical record of primeval history, including the literal existence of Adam and Eve as the progenitors of all people, the literal fall and resultant divine curse of the creation, and worldwide cataclysmic deluge and the origin of nations and languages at the Tower of Babel.

Brother Pat Robertson said in 1992,

“We want…as soon as possible to see a majority of the Republican Party in the hands of pro-family Christians…”

Ralph Reed said in 2001,

“You’re no longer throwing rocks at the building; you’re in the building.”

Once dismissed as a small regional movement, Christian conservatives have become a staple of politics nearly everywhere. Christian conservatives now hold a majority of seats in 36% of all Republican Party state committees (or 18 of 50 states), plus large minorities in 81% of the rest, double their strength from a decade before.

The twin surges of Christians into GOP ranks in the early 1980s and early 1990s have begun to bear fruit, as naïve, idealistic recruits have transformed into highly proficient operatives and leaders, building organizations, winning leadership positions, fighting onto platform committees, and electing many of our own to public offices at all levels of American governance.

Christians need to take leadership positions. Since Republican Party officers control the membership and our legislative bodies, it is very important that mature Christians have a majority of leadership positions whenever possible, God willing.

One of our brilliantly successful tactics in gaining control of Republican organizations is to tie up the meetings for hours until people left. Then we appointed ourselves leaders and make key decisions. Once we took over the local leadership throughout our target State, we can then control the state party apparatus. Once we have a target state under Christian control, we can then use the same tactics in other states until we build a solid Christian foundation that can control any election, state or national.

The strategy of the coming Christian Based Republican Party is simple.

First, enact a permanent tax cut which will eliminate $6 trillion in revenue over the next 20 years. This will in effect starve the federal government so it will be unable to fund many liberal and essentially anti-Christian governmental functions instituted since the Communist-inspired New Deal.

Second, fill the liberal and secular federal judiciary with Christian advocates whose judicial philosophy will reverse the disastrous trends on civil rights, environmental protections, religious liberty, reproductive rights and privacy and so much more.

Third, mandate the teaching of Divine Creationism in all public and private schools and remove from all school curriculums the Secular Humanist false theories of Darwin and others.

Fourth, revise the Federal Constitution so that it better reflects Divine Will and strips away false secularism entirely.

A Constitution that conforms to Biblical Law will rely on the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament as its guiding source. Therefore, the Ten Commandments hold a special meaning. The New Christian lawmakers are going to pass legislation in various state legislatures that will mandate government posting of the Ten Commandments in all public buildings.

Rev. Joseph Morecraft, pastor of the Reconstructionist Chalcedon Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Georgia once stated his belief in the persecution of nonbelievers and those who are insufficiently orthodox is crystal clear. Reverend Morecraft describes democracy as “mob rule,” and states that the purpose of “civil government” is to “terrorize evil doers. . . to be an avenger!” and “To bring down the wrath of God to bear on all those who practice evil!”

“And how do you terrorize an evil doer?” he asks. “You enforce Biblical law!” The purpose of government is “to protect the church of Jesus Christ,” and, “Nobody has the right to worship on this planet any other God than Jehovah. And therefore the state does not have the responsibility to defend anybody’s pseudo-right to worship an idol!” “There is no such thing” as religious pluralism, he declared. Further, “There has never been such a condition in the history of mankind. There is no such place now. There never will be.”

“When God brings Noah through the flood to a new earth, He re-establishes the Dominion Mandate but now delegates to man the responsibility for governing other men in order to protect human life. He does this by instituting capital punishment – the backbone of civil government.” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Now let us begin with some realistic soul-searching. Let us define the purposes and directions of our ranks for, although we may see the same Enlightenment in different ways, in the end, we are all True Christians.

A definition of the True Christian membership:

The implementation of Biblical Law is central to the mission of building the Kingdom of God on earth. The way to get to Biblical Law is through politics. Therefore, God’s law as manifested in the Bible should govern. References to the Ten Commandments are more than symbolic. It reflects a belief that the Bible, not the Constitution, represents the final legal authority.

1) The federal government should recede into the background through massive tax cuts. This concept, heartily embraced by President Bush, has more than one benefit. As money available for corrupting so-called “entitlements” dries up, there will not be funding for welfare leeches, birth control programs, support for the army of illegal aliens now flooding out country and the notorious Social Security give-aways.

2) Churches should be mandated to take over responsibility for welfare and education by Faith-based initiatives and school vouchers. By these means, True Christians can establish a firm control over the education of American youth. We can, and will, instill Christian Values in our youth and by this means insure a growing body of young Christians, ready, willing and able to assume leadership positions in a Christian United States.

3) Capitalism is the sole reason that America is now the greatest nation on earth and the Christian Community firmly believes that this engine of national success and power should be freed of current regulations that harmfully restrict America’s major corporations in achieving their maximum growth potential. We are therefore opposed to so-called “environmental” rules and regulations, restrictive and repressive work safety regulations, involvement by the Federal government in civil rights matters. We must first and foremost introduce and secure legislation to halt devastating personal injury lawsuits against Corporate America.

4)  The U.S. Constitution should conform to Biblical Law.

The Constitution Restoration Act of 2004, introduced into both houses of Congress on February 11, 2004, includes the acknowledgment of God as the sovereign source of law by an official in his capacity of executing his office. This is another firm and ascending step in the establishment of a true Christian society in America.

Among the sponsors of the bill were Rep. Robert Aderholt AL, Rep. Michael Pence IN, Sen. Richard Shelby, AL,Sen. Zell Miller, GA, Sen. Sam Brownback, KS, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, SC.

The Promulgation of the Faith by our President

President Trump has stated firmly and clearly that he believes God is involved in world events and that he and America have a “divinely guided mission.”

In the Trump White House, attendance at Bible study is strongly mandated and supervised. White House staff members are lovingly encouraged to attend these meetings, and while attendance is not compulsory, staffers are reminded that a lack of interest in Christian Doctrine and Practice is important for continuing employment. Attendance is also requested of currently non-Christians and Trump has stated that anyone can become a Christian if he wishes; all it takes is the discovery of God’s Perfect Love through Christ.

Donald Trump, to his eternal glory, has brought forth many concepts that advance our Holy Cause. He has nominated many Christian judges who will give the law a, pro-Christian bent. He has put forward, school-prayer guidelines issued by the Department of Education, faith-based initiatives and his personal directives to virtually every federal agency, has wonderfully increased both the presence and the potency of religion in American government.

The Council on National Policy:

The Council for National Policy, which was co-founded by former Moral Majority head LaHaye, has included: John Ashcroft, Ed Meese, Ralph Reed, the editor of The National Review, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Grover Norquist and Oliver North.

The CNP has rendered yeoman service in assisting Christian conservatives take control of the Republican state party organizations in Southern and Midwestern states. It has assisted in spreading the word about the infamous ‘Clinton Chronicles’ videotapes that linked the president to a host of crimes in Arkansas, and was a determinant factor in bringing about the impeachment of Clinton.

The CNP, after much soul-searching, determined on George W. Bush as their candidate for President as early as 1999.

Speaking before the CNP, George Bush promised to appoint only anti-abortion-rights judges to the Supreme Court, or he stuck to his campaign ‘strict constructionist’ phrase and took a very firm stand against the proliferation of homosexuals and lesbians. The President, through the guidance of the CNP is fully supporting an amendment that can effectively severely limit public access to birth control, abortion, and any form of non-procreative sex.

Critics exist but we will silence them

The Republican National Committee is now very effectively securing the support of the Federal Election Commission to issue new rules that will effectively silence deviant groups that have dared to communicate with the public in ways critical of President Bush or Conservative and Christian members of Congress. Happily, these labors in the vineyard of the Lord are bearing fruit. Under the President’s firm guidance, the FEC has just proposed rules that would do exactly that. Any kind of non-profit — conservative, progressive, labor, religious, secular, social service, charitable, educational, civic participation, issue-oriented, large, and small — will be affected by these rules. No longer will secular humanists, so-called liberals, sexual perverts and non-Christians be able to confuse, obfuscate and confound our President and our Christian legislators in the prosecution of the establishment of a truly Christian Nation, under God.

On March 4, 2004, the FEC voted 5-1 to consider new rules that would have the effect of redefining many nonprofit groups as political committees, thereby forcing these groups to meet vastly more stringent financial and reporting requirements or to forego many of the advocacy and civic engagement activities at the core of their missions. By merely expressing an opinion about an officeholder’s policies a nonprofit group could turn overnight into a federally regulated political committee with crippling fund-raising restrictions. Then these divisive voices will fall silent and we need to hear their lies and obfuscations no longer.

Under the leadership of President Trump and a Republican and increasingly Christianized Congress, we are more than pleased to see that faith-based organizations will have new access to tax funds in excess of  $40 billion dollars.

But note that in spite of the Administration’s efforts, the Senate wrongfully has refused to overturn decades of anti-discrimination laws that prevent federal funds to go to charities that that discriminate in hiring. In defiance of the Senate bill passed in 2003, the President has been disbursing funds to charities that openly proselytize for the Christian Cause and are firm in policies of not hiring gays, illegal aliens, Jews, Muslims or other alien groups.

The White House firmly by-passed Congress’s legislative functions in the year 2002. At the President’s direction, the Department of Health and Human Resources set up a Compassion Capital fund of $30 million that allocated funds released by Congress for a different purpose.

Roe V. Wade

In order to eliminate this gross aberration, the Bush Administration  named a fetus a human being, thus flouting Roe v. Wade and the authority of the courts.

Just twenty-two days after taking office, Bush re-imposed restrictions known as the “Global Gag Rule.” This policy restricts foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. family planning funds from using their own, non-U.S. funds to provide legal abortion services, lobby their own governments for abortion law reform, or even provide accurate medical counseling or referrals regarding abortion.

Bush has chosen pro-Christian and anti-choice extremists for key positions such as Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Human Services. His administration has named a fetus a ‘human being’ preparing the way to argue that abortion is murder. And Bush’s nominees to the federal courts are consistently anti-choice

Gun Control

The Christian Right absolutely opposes any form of gun control. The House of Representatives, passed a bill that immunizes gun makers and sellers from liability.  On March 2, 2004, because of the actions of organized secular humanists, the Senate rejected the bill.

The ten-year ban on assault weapons expires in September, 2004. The House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay, who decides what bills will and won’t come up for a vote, has announced that a vote to continue the ban on assault weapons will not come up for a vote, so Tom DeLay will have decided that assault weapons will become available once again.

President Bush opposes ballistics finger printing, “because it would interfere with a gun owner’s privacy.”

The Conversion of the Muslims to Christianity.

With the active and even enthusiastic support of our President, Christians are now aiming at a great conversion of the Muslim population of Iraq. Once closed to our workers, now, Iraq lies at our feet and because we will be protected by the armed might of the United States, we can do the Lord’s work in safety.

Franklin Graham, founder of Samaritan’s Purse said in an interview with Beliefnet.com,

“I believe as we work, God will always give us opportunities to tell others about his Son….We are there to reach out to love them and to save them, and as a Christian I do this in the name of Jesus Christ.”

About the International Mission Board, the missionary arm of the Southern Baptists:

Organizing in secrecy, and emphasizing their humanitarian aid work, Christian groups are pouring into conquered Iraq , which is 97 per cent Muslim, bearing Arabic Bibles, videos and religious tracts designed to “save” Muslims from their “false” religion. The International Mission Board, the missionary arm of the Southern Baptists, is one of those leading the charge. John Brady, the IMB’s head for the Middle East and North Africa, this month appealed to the 16 million members of his church, the largest Protestant denomination in America. “Southern Baptists have prayed for years that Iraq would somehow be opened to the gospel,” his appeal began. That “open door” for Christians may soon close. “Southern Baptists must understand that there is a war for souls under way in Iraq,” his bulletin added, listing Islamic leaders and “pseudo-Christian” groups also flooding Iraq as his chief rivals.

Although proselytizing is usually forbidden, most countries in the region are eager to have Western religious groups running hospitals and clinics, and working on economic development and education. Some long-established missionary groups in the Middle East have come to terms with this by focusing their work on serving the social needs of the local population, and hoping that they might draw Muslims to Christianity more indirectly, through example.

But other missionaries, including many evangelicals, say it is part of their faith as Christians to try to spread the gospel.

Sometimes, these efforts have led to friction not only with Muslims, but also with other Christian missionary groups, which fear that such efforts put them in danger and their work in jeopardy.

We view with anticipation the projected “Americanization” of the Middle East. Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries are slated for our “American Freedom” projects and if we are successful in Christianizing Iraq, soon enough we will have even wider horizons in which to plant the seeds of Christianity throughout an area that by rights is a Christian domain.

An Expanded Israel

Certain events have to occur for Falwell’s version of prophecy to be fulfilled. As quoted by a fellow Christian pilgrim in Prophecy and Politics, a book by Grace Halsell who participated in two Falwell-led pilgrimages to Israel in 1983 and 1985,

“The Jews must own all of the land promised by God before Christ can return. The Arabs have to leave this land because this land belongs only to the Jews. God gave all of this land to the Jews.” (p.87)

Ed MacAteer, one of the founders of the Moral Majority has spoken of his beliefs.

“I believe that we are seeing prophecy unfold so rapidly and dramatically and wonderfully and, without exaggerating, makes me breathless. Every grain of sand between the Dead Sea, the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea belongs to the Jew. every bit of it.”

The Fate of the Jews

The Reverend Tim LaHaye describes the fate of the Jews in the book Left Behind.

“The final battle in the history of the future will be fought on this ancient battleground in Northern Israel called Armageddon. And the Jews? Well two-thirds of them will be wiped out by now and the survivors will accept Jesus at last.”

Settlements in West Bank and Gaza: Key to Fulfilling Prophecy

Falwell made his first trip to Israel in 1978 with an invitation from Prime Minister Menachim Begin. This began a strong relationship between the Likud Party, the hawkish party of Israel, and the Religious Right in the United States. Falwell has led many groups of Christian Zionists on pilgrimages to Israel, and the Religious Right has been subsidizing settlements ever since.

A Colorado-based group called Christian Friends of Israeli Communities – communities translates as settlements in the West Bank and Gaza – runs an adopt-a-settlement program. According to the director of its Jerusalem office, one-third of the 145 settlements receive funds from Christians.

The late Grace Halsell’s book, Prophecy and Politics, is no longer in print, but can be found in some libraries. It was published in 1986 by Lawrence Hill and Co. Halsell was an author and journalist who worked in the Johnson White House. She grew up in rural Texas in a fervently fundamentalist Christian culture. Halsell attended two pilgrimages organized by the Reverend Jerry Falwell — one in 1983 attended by 630 pilgrims, and a second in 1985 attended by 850 pilgrims. She also attended the First Christian Zionist Congress in 1985. One resolution at that Congress called for all Jews living outside Israel to move to Israel.

The Christians also urged Israel to annex that portion of occupied Palestine called the West Bank, with its near one million Palestinian inhabitants. An Israeli Jew, seated in the audience, rose to suggest that perhaps the language might be modified. He pointed out that an Israeli poll showed that one-third of the Israelis would be willing to trade territory seized in 1967 for peace with the Palestinians.

“We don’t care what the Israelis vote!” declared van der Hoeven [spokesman for the International Christian Embassy]. We care what God says! And God gave that land to the Jews!” After his impassioned outburst, the Christians by a nearly unanimous show of hands passed the resolution. (p.133)

Halsell interviewed Charles Fischbein, executive director of the Jewish National Fund, who described his work with the American Christian Trust headed by Mrs. Bobi Hromas, wife of a top official with a West Coast defense contractor:

“The trust enjoys 501(c)(3) status and receives funds from private individuals, estates and large evangelical-fundamentalist organizations… The Trust in turn gives this money to Israel, expressly for Jewish settlements in the West Bank… Mrs Hromas told me the Trust planned to raise a hundred million dollars to purchase land for Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the present target area being in the Palestinian town of Hebron… This I was told would help fulfill biblical prophesy. (p,170-171)

House Majority leader, Tom DeLay, was a strong supporter of Israeli expansion as fulfillment of Biblical Prophecy. When President Bush began to propose a road map for peace in the Middle East that would lead to a two-state solution, DeLay was speaking to members of the Israeli Parliament saying, “Israel is not the problem. Israel is the solution.” (Meaning the settlements are not the problem. They are the solution.)

Gays and the Christian Community

Jerry Falwell:

“[T]hese perverted homosexuals…absolutely hate everything that you and I and most decent, God-fearing citizens stand for…Make no mistake. These deviants seek no less than total control and influence in society, politics, our schools and in our exercise of free speech and religious freedom….If we do not act now, homosexuals will own America!” 1999

Lou Sheldon, founder of the Traditional Values Coalition:

“Our little children are being targeted by the homosexuals and liberals who are pushing for this legislation,” wrote Sheldon. “They want our preschool children…. They want our kindergarten children….They want our grade school children….They want our middle school and high school children….To be brainwashed to think that homosexuality is the moral equivalent of heterosexuality. We can’t let that happen.”

Dr. James Kennedy, Senior Minister of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale and the president of Coral Ridge Ministries, calls for a constitutional “Firewall” to protect the nation from counterfeit marriage.

From the Baptist Press:

“I see this becoming probably the largest domestic issue that will be addressed in this election cycle — if the economy continues to improve,” Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told Baptist Press. Conservatives are pushing for a constitutional amendment protecting the traditional definition of marriage, and one such effort — the Federal Marriage Amendment — already has some 100 cosponsors in the House of Representatives. If passed, it would trump the Massachusetts ruling as well as any other such ruling by a court. To become law it would require passage by two-thirds of the House and Senate and three-quarters of the states.”

From Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association:

“The sacred institution of marriage is under attack. There are those who want to redefine marriage to include two men, or two women, or a group of any size or mix of sexes: One man and four women, one woman and two men, etc. If they fail to secure legal protection classifying these arrangements as ‘marriage,’ they want to include all these mixtures under the definition of ‘civil union,’ giving them identical standing with the marriage of one man and one woman.

They have gained the support of the national media and many politicians. Their efforts are intended to force, by law, 97% of Americans to bow down to the desires of the approximately 3% who are homosexuals.”

From the Concerned Women for America’s Janet LaRue:

“These are the court jesters of the century. The Massachusetts Legislature should summon the moral courage to impeach the majority for their abuse of power and distortion of the state constitution.”

President of Family Research Council, Tony Perkins:

“This is THE wake-up call for both the American public and our elected officials. If we do not amend the Massachusetts State Constitution so that it explicitly protects marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and if we do not amend the U.S. Constitution with a federal marriage amendment that will protect marriage on the federal level, we will lose marriage in this nation.”

Anti-Gay Politics and the Religious Right

Sen. Trent Lott equated gays with alcoholics and kleptomaniacs, but it has long been a central tenet of True Christian Right groups that homosexuals are diseased, and can be cured with a combination of religious indoctrination and psychological counseling. Reparative therapy as practiced by a variety of ex-gay ministries includes a large dose of gender stereotyping: men are encouraged to play football or learn auto mechanics, women to wear dresses and makeup. John Paulk and his wife Anne were the current “poster children” of the “ex-gay” movement, appearing on the cover of Newsweek; in 1993 John Paulk told the Wall Street Journal that “To say that we’ve arrived at this place of total heterosexuality – that we’re totally healed – is misleading.”

Politically, Religious Right groups use the disease or addiction model to assert that civil rights protections should not be afforded to gays and lesbians. According to this “logic,” public policy that treats gays with equality and dignity actually inhibits individuals from seeking to be “cured.” In Maine earlier this year, “ex-gays” were featured in one of the television commercials run by Religious Right groups during the successful campaign to overturn a statewide anti-discrimination law.

The recent ads also attempt to equate homosexuality with AIDS and other diseases; one of the recent ads was titled, “From Innocence to AIDS,” cleverly alluding to Religious Right myths about gay recruitment of children and promoting Religious Right efforts to portray homosexuality as a “death-style.” Typical of such rhetoric was a Chuck Colson article about Billy, a doll being marketed in the gay community. Colson suggested that all Billy dolls should come with a plastic coffin, asserting that most gays are “men whose lives are tragically marked by disease, addition, misery, and early death.”

Misrepresenting ideology as science is a favored tactic. Paul Cameron is a virulently anti-gay “researcher” whose methods led to his being ousted from the American Psychological Association. Although Cameron has been thoroughly discredited, his “research” continues to be a favored source of ammunition for the Religious Right. William Bennett, Chuck Colson, and others continue to repeat Cameron’s conclusion that the life expectancy for gay men is 43 years, a statistic based on his reading of obituaries in gay newspapers. (Cameron’s statistic was effectively demolished in online magazine Slate) Bennett’s trumpeting of this statistic last year on ABC’s This Week and in the Weekly Standard was picked up by National Review and continues to circulate as the kind of “truth” that the Religious Right wants to tell America.

The Death Penalty for Homosexuality

Among those of us who embrace “reconstructionism,” which advocates imposing a radically fundamentalist interpretation of “Biblical law” onto American society are many outspoken advocates of the Christian America concept. On the September 4, 1998 Armstrong Williams talk show, Colorado talk-radio personality Bob Enyard called for the death penalty for gays and adulterers. Last year, a Christian radio talk-show host in Costa Mesa, California said, “Lesbian love, sodomy are viewed by God as being detestable and abominable. Civil magistrates are to put people to death who practice these things.” The announcer urged listeners to contact legislators and ask that they enact capital punishment for homosexuality. The station manager called the program “an honest dialogue concerning Christian beliefs.” Congressional candidate Randall Terry, former head of Operation Rescue, extends this view of “Biblical law” to include a removal of all homosexuals from positions of influence in American society with especial reference to the American education system at all levels. This even extends to suspected perverts as well as brazen practitioners of perversions

In addition, the battle cry against “special rights” was the centerpiece of opposition to a federal anti-discrimination bill, the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA), which was defeated by one vote in the U.S. Senate in 1996. More recently “no special rights” was the core message of the Religious Right’s campaign to overturn President Clinton’s executive order banning discrimination against gays in the federal workplace. Carmen Pate of Concerned Women for America said the executive order was “not about equality under the law, but about special privileges.” In the last instance, the rhetoric was so plainly and patently untrue that a sufficient number of Republican members of Congress voted in favor of equality on the job and the executive order was allowed to stand.

Our Church has launched many attacks on corporations that offer domestic partner benefits and make it very clear that our leaders’ anti-gay ideology will not permit any special treatment or recognition of their gay employees. A few years ago, American Airlines was attacked for its gay-acceptance policy in hiring and for its support of gay community organizations. A host of Religious Right leaders, including D. James Kennedy, Gary Bauer, James Dobson (Focus on the Family), Beverly LaHaye (Concerned Women for America), Don Wildmon (American Family Association), and Richard Land (Southern Baptists) signed an open letter, printed as a newspaper ad, attacking American Airlines. American Airlines officials met with Christian Community leaders but rejected demands that they discontinue marketing to the gay community.  This is a battle to which we will certainly return and we now plan to extend our efforts to other large American corporations. We are planning to promulgate a nation-wide boycott against any such corporation that either hires homosexuals or supports the so called “Special Interest” programs cleverly designed to introduce gays into normal society by making them acceptable to the gullible and uninformed.

 

CNN’s Warm Welcome to Far-Right Pundit Shows No Limit to Trumpwashing

June 11, 2018

by Adam Johnson

FAIR

As FAIR has noted before (7/3/16, 12/30/17), centrist and liberal media have a disturbing tendency to rehabilitate some of the most vile, reactionary forces on the American right simply because they say vaguely negative things about Donald Trump—a phenomenon we call “Trumpwashing.” In the understandable service of shoring up forces against a destructive president, producers and editors check their memories at the door and help rebrand a laundry list of war criminals, anti-LGBTQ weirdos and Islamophobic media hustlers simply because they also happen to not like Trump.

The latest version of this terrible trend is the recent veneration of retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. A long-time Fox News presence, Peters quit the network in March to much fanfare, calling it a “propaganda machine” in service of Trump. But Peters is a strange arbiter of what is and isn’t propaganda, given his long history of bigoted, warmongering virtrol. From insisting Islam “is not a religion of peace,” to constantly suggesting Black Lives Matter and Obama were Islamists, to calling Yemenis “primitive,” to writing an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal headlined “Civilian Casualties: No Apology Needed” (7/25/02), Peters has been one of the most bloodthirsty hawks and overtly anti-Muslim trolls in American media. He even lobbied for one of the very things he criticizes Putin for doing, the killing of journalists—calling for “military attacks on the partisan media” in the Journal of International Security Affairs (5/24/09).

But now that he dislikes Trump for being mean to his friends in the US intelligence community, he can find a home again on CNN as a Respectable, Reasonable Republican—that most cherished of endangered species, in urgent need of protection. His appearance last week on Anderson Cooper 360 (6/7/18) was given several glowing write-ups in the US press, eager for a defection narrative. In the interview, him calling Fox News a “destructive propaganda machine” is what made the headlines, but it’s his qualifier that gave the game away:

For years, I was glad to be associated with Fox. It was a legitimate conservative and libertarian outlet. And a necessary one. But with the rise of Donald Trump, Fox did become a destructive propaganda machine. And I don’t do propaganda for anyone.

So when Fox News was inciting against immigrants, trafficking in anti-Muslim bias, defaming the poor and smearing Black Lives Matter, he was fine with this, it was “necessary,” but now that it’s doing all these things plus boosting Trump, it’s somehow crossed a line? OK.

As FAIR’s Jeff Cohen noted in March (3/26/18), Trumpwashing is a problem that plagues ostensible liberal MSNBC as well. The network has become something of a dumping ground for the worst elements of the American right wing, from spooks to ex-military brass to Bush-era war propagandists. One would say the only criteria to get on MSNBC is to be anti-Trump, but this would mean the network would have to make room for leftists and Bernie Sanders partisans who also hate Trump. The producers at 30 Rock, mysteriously, can’t find time (FAIR.org, 7/30/17) for this increasingly large cohort.

“But liberals need all the help they can get,” one might argue. Perhaps, but certainly there are limits to this? If, say, white nationalist Richard Spencer for some reason decided Trump was bad on foreign policy and denounced him, we can all agree he shouldn’t be invited on CNN and get dozens of lofty write-ups praising his courage? Obviously, Peters isn’t a neo-Nazi, and these questions are always a matter of degree, but shouldn’t the line be drawn well before “anti-Muslim warmonger who once took time out to advocate why we should be open to killing journalists”? If the liberal embrace of documented racist Glenn Beck, who then went on to be pro-Trump anyway, is any guide, there’s a cost to legitimizing every far-right loudmouth solely because they say mean things about the president.

The primary difference between a Trump conservative and a #NeverTrump conservative is that the latter happens to like the CIA slightly more than they hate poor people. Being good on exactly one thing—hating Trump—and in the most belated, surface-level manner possible, does not erase a hateful, racist ideology that animated one’s entire career.

Cable news producers should factor that in when turning the fringes of the right into #Resistance heroes simply because they check off one partisan box. Or, at the very least, if they’re going to have them on, they should spell out their guests’ long track record of hate, incitement and racism.

 

Chinese retaliatory tariffs aim to hit Trump in his electoral base

The president has claimed that trade wars are ‘easy to win’ but Beijing and the EU plan to hit back against states that elected him

June 24, 2018

by Edward Helmore in New York

The Guardian

Washington’s penchant for brandishing “big sticks” will come back to haunt it, China Daily, official organ of the Chinese government, warned on Friday as trade tensions between the two countries continued to fray. And China, and the EU, have identified just where that haunting will begin: in America’s heartland.

For Donald Trump, the threat of a trade war with China, as well as potentially with Mexico and Canada, is a vital component of an overdue effort to correct longstanding injustices that have seen the US taken advantage of by trading partners for “far too long”.

But the US looks likely to be hit hard if the war of words escalates into action ahead of any deal. The Chinese state media outlet cited research by the Rhodium Group pointing to a 92% drop in Chinese investment in the US, to $1.8bn, in the first five months of the year, its lowest level in seven years.

And the effects of the multi-front trade dispute are already being felt. US lumber prices are up 32% since the president announced a 21% tariff on Canadian lumber imports. The National Association of Home Builders estimates that the tariffs will result in about 9,400 construction jobs lost, raising the price of the average single-family home by $9,000.

Virtually any product that uses aluminium or steel is already being affected. In its first-quarter earnings call, the household appliance maker Whirlpool said the steel and aluminium tariffs would cost the company an extra $50m. Stock in Campbell Soup, the tinned food processor headquartered in New Jersey, has dropped 14% since the company identified steel tariffs as a potential hit to its bottom line in 2019.

Trade wars are “easy” to win – Donald Trump declared last March – shortly before plunging the US into its worst trade dispute in decades. That remark may well come back to bite him as the EU and China turn the heat up on Trump by targeting the states that elected him.

In response to US moves to target steel and aluminium imports, the EU has targeted $3.3bn of American products, a list that includes including 25% duties on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Levi’s  jeans and bourbon whiskey, created in response to Trump’s initial barriers to imported aluminium and steel.

The EU list includes 200 categories, including various types of corn, rice, orange juice, cigarettes, cigars, T-shirts, cosmetics, boats and steel.

As it stands, the first wave of Chinese 25% tariffs will hit $34bn in US goods and take effect on 6 July, with another $16bn still to be scheduled.

They included a variety of agricultural products, including soybeans, corn and wheat along with beef, pork and poultry, plus automobiles. A second set of tariffs to begin at a later date span other goods including coal, crude oil, gasoline and medical equipment.

Both China and the EU have been politically motivated in their choice of US products to target.

Take the swing-state of Wisconsin. Trump carried the state by less than 1% in the 2016 presidential election and it is the home state of the outgoing House speaker, Paul Ryan. Harley-Davidsons are manufactured in the state. A further loss of jobs to the already troubled brand could prove unpopular with Wisconsin’s voters, many of whom are employed in agriculture, another target of tariffs.

Or take the largest item on the Chinese list due to take effect in two weeks – soybeans. They are grown in Iowa and Nebraska, both Trump states; bourbon on the EU list comes from Kentucky, another Trump state, home of the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell. Chinese tariff hikes on oranges will hit growers in the swing-state of Florida.

Dan Ikenson, director of Cato’s Herbert A Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, says that the tariffs could cost the US economy $100bn – roughly equal to the gains from Trump’s corporate tax cuts.

“The idea behind China’s strategic retaliation is to remind the president that he needs those states for Republican victories in the fall,” says Ikenson.

“The Chinese are responding in a similar way by picking off the products. They’re looking to increase the cost of production for US industries,” Ikenson says. Beijing, he adds, “is hoping that just the presentation of their list will be enough to get US industry to convince the administration that it’s going down the wrong path”.

Ikenson believes the European and Chinese targeting of red-state products is beginning to pay off in terms of a brewing battle between Republicans in Congress and the White House.

And it’s not just the swing states that will be affected by a trade war – all US shoppers could end up paying the price, says Ikenson, because tariffs on raw materials end up as a tax on costs of production.

“Hopefully, he will be talked off the ledge before the tariffs come into effect on July 6,” he says.

This article was amended on 24 June 2018, to correctly state that Campbell Soup said its earnings could be hit in future

 

 

EU Sanctions on US Product

G/L/1237G/SG/N/12/EU/1

May  2, 2018

Council for Trade in Goods Committee on Safeguards

Original: English

IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION UNDER ARTICLE 12.5 OF THE AGREEMENT ON SAFEGUARDS TO THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE IN GOODS OF PROPOSED SUSPENSION OF CONCESSIONS AND OTHER OBLIGATIONS REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 2 OF ARTICLE 8 OF THE AGREEMENT ON SAFEGUARDS EUROPEAN UNION

The  following  communication,  dated 18 May 2018,  is  being  circulated  at  the  request  of  the Delegation of the European Union

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Pursuant  to  Article  12.5  of  the  Agreement  on  Safeguards,  and  in  accordance  with  the  agreed format  for  notifications (G/SG/1, 1 July 1996; amended  19  October  2009,  G/SG/1/Rev.1-G/SG/N/6/Rev.1-G/SG/89),the European Union provides the immediate notification to the Council for Trade in Goods of the proposed suspension of concessions and other obligations referred to in paragraph 2 of Article 8.

  1. Which Member is proposing suspension of concessions and other obligations referred to in Article 8.2 The European Union.
  2. Specify the  measure,  the  product  subject  to  the  measure,  the  WTO  document  that notified  the  safeguard measure,  and  the  Member  imposing  the  measure  in  relation  to which the Member is proposing suspension of concessions and other obligations referred to in Article 8.2 of the Agreement on Safeguards

On 8 March 2018 the United States of America (“United States”) adopted safeguard measures in the form of a tariff increase on imports of certain steel and aluminium products (at rates of 25% and  10%,  respectively),  effective  from  23  March  2018  and  with  an  unlimited  duration.  The effective date of the tariff increase with respect to the European Union was deferred to 1 May and subsequently to 1 June 2018.  Notwithstanding  the  United  States’  characterisation  of  these measures as security measures, they are safeguard measures.The  United  States  failed  to  notify  the  WTO  Committee  on  Safeguards  under  Article  12.1(c)  on taking a decision to apply safeguard measures.

  1. Describe the proposed suspension of concessions and other obligations referred to in Article8.2 of the  Agreement  on  Safeguards,  and  the  proposed  date  from  which  it  will come into effect

The  European  Union  provides  this  written  notice  in  order  to  achieve  the  highest  degree  of  legal certainty  that,  in  all  the  circumstances,  its  rights  to  suspend  the  application  of  substantially equivalent concessions or other obligations pursuant to Article 8 of the Agreement on Safeguards are  fully  protected.  The  European  Union  reserves  the  right  to  withdraw,  modify,  supplement  or replace  this  notification,  and/or  make  a  further  notification  or  notifications,  should  it  deems  that appropriate, including in light of any subsequent developments.

G/L/1237 • G/SG/N/12/EU/1-2-The proposed suspension of substantially equivalent concessions and other obligations under GATT 1994 to the trade of the United States takes the form of an increase in duty of 10%, 25%, 35% and  50%  on  selected  products  originating  in  the  United  States,  as  indicated  in  Annex  I  and AnnexII.  The  substantially  equivalent  concessions  or  other  obligations  under  GATT  1994  were calculated as indicated in Annex III.

Without  prejudice  to  the effective  exercise  of  its  right  to  suspend  substantially  equivalent concessions or other obligations referred to in Article 8.2, the European Union hereby reserves its right to apply the proposed suspension from 20 June 2018 and until Annex II applies, as regards Annex I, and from 23 March 2021 or from the fifth day following the date of the adoption by, or notification  to,  the  WTO  Dispute  Settlement  Body  of  a  ruling  that  the  United  States’  safeguard measures  are  inconsistent  with  the  relevant  provisions  ofthe  WTO  Agreement,  if  that  is  earlier, and until the United States’ safeguard measure is lifted, as regards Annex II.

Annex I

Products are determined by CN codes onlyCN 20181

Description Additional duty 07104000

Sweetcorn, uncooked or cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, frozen

25% 07119030

Sweetcorn provisionally preserved, e.g. by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions, but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption

25% 07133390

Dried, shelled kidney beans “Phaseolus vulgaris”, whether or not skinned or split (excl. for sowing) 25% 10059000

Maize (excl. seed for sowing) 25% 10063021

Semi-milled round grain rice, parboiled

25% 10063023

Semi-milled medium grain rice, parboiled

25% 10063025

Semi-milled long grain rice, length-width ratio > 2 but < 3, parboiled

25% 10063027

Semi-milled long grain rice, length-width ratio >= 3, parboiled

25%10063042

Semi-milled round grain rice (excl. parboiled)

25%10063044

Semi-milled medium grain rice (excl. parboiled)

25% 10063046

Semi-milled long grain rice, length-width ratio > 2 but < 3 (excl. parboiled)

25%10063048

Semi-milled long grain rice, length-width ratio >= 3 (excl. parboiled)

25%10063061

Wholly milled round grain rice, parboiled, whether or not polished or glazed

25% 10063063

Wholly milled medium grain rice, parboiled, whether or not polished or glazed

25% 10063065

Wholly milled long grain rice, length-width ratio > 2 but < 3, parboiled, whether or not polished or glazed

25% 10063067

Wholly milled long grain rice, length-width ratio >= 3, parboiled, whether or

not polished or glazed

25% 10063092

Wholly milled round grain rice, whether or not polished or glazed (excl. parboiled)

25% 10063094

Wholly milled medium grain rice, whether or not polished or glazed (excl. parboiled)

25% 10063096

Wholly milled long grain rice, length-width > 2 but < 3, whether or not polished or glazed (excl. parboiled)

25% 10063098

Wholly milled long grain rice, length-width ratio >= 3, whether or not polished or glazed (excl. parboiled)

25% 10064000

Broken rice

25% 19041030

Prepared foods obtained by swelling or roasting cereals or cereal products based on rice

25% 19049010

Rice, pre-cooked or otherwise prepared, n.e.s. (excl. flour, groats and meal,

food preparations obtained by swelling or roasting or from unroasted cereal flakes or from mixtures of unroasted cereal flakes and roasted cereal flakes or swelled cereals)

25% m1

The nomenclature codes are taken from the Combined Nomenclature as defined in Article 1(2) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1–675) and as set out in Annex I thereto, which are valid at the time of publication of this Regulation and mutatis mutandis as amended by subsequent legislation, including most recently Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1925 of 12 October 2017 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common

Customs Tariff (OJ L 282, 31.10.2017, p. 1–958).

G/L/1237 • G/SG/N/12/EU/1-3-20019030

Sweetcorn “Zea Mays var. Saccharata”, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid

25% 20049010

Sweetcorn “Zea Mays var. Zaccharata”, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen

25% 20058000

Sweetcorn “Zea Mays var. Saccharata”, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid (excl. frozen)

25% 20081110

Peanut butter

25% 20091200

Orange juice, unfermented, Brix value <= 20 at 20°C, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter (excl. containing spirit and frozen)

25% 20091911

Orange juice, unfermented, Brix value > 67 at 20°C, value of <= 30 € per 100 kg, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter (excl. containing spirit and frozen)

25% 20091919

Orange juice, unfermented, Brix value > 67 at 20°C, value of > 30 €  per 100 kg, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter (excl. containing spirit and frozen)

25% 20091991

Orange juice, unfermented, Brix value > 20 but <= 67 at 20°C, value of <= 30 € per 100 kg, containing > 30% added sugar (excl. containing spirit andfrozen)

25% 20091998

Orange juice, unfermented, Brix value > 20 but <= 67 at 20°C, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter (excl. containing spirit and frozen, with a value of <= 30 €  per 100 kg and with > 30% added sugar)

25% 20098111

Cranberry “Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium vitis-idaea” juice, unfermented, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, Brix value > 67 at 20°C, value of <= € 30 per 100 kg (excl.containing spirit)

25% 20098119

Cranberry “Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium vitis-idaea” juice, unfermented, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, Brix value > 67 at 20°C, value of > € 30 per 100 kg (excl.containing spirit)

25% 20098131

Cranberry “Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium vitis-idaea” juice, unfermented, Brix value <= 67 at 20°C, value of > € 30 per 100 kg, containing added sugar (excl. containing spirit)

25% 20098159

Cranberry “Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium vitis-idaea” juice, unfermented, Brix value <= 67 at 20°C, value of <=  € 30  per 100 kg, containing <= 30% added sugar (excl. containing spirit)

25% 20098195

Juice of fruit of the species Vaccinium macrocarpon, unfermented, Brix value <= 67 at 20°C (excl. containing added sugar or spirit)

25% 20098199

Cranberry “Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium vitis-idaea” juice, unfermented,

Brix value <= 67 at 20°C (excl. containing spirit or added sugar)

25% 22083011

Bourbon whiskey, in containers holding <= 2 l

25% 22083019

Bourbon whiskey, in containers holding > 2 l

25%22083082

Whisky, in containers holding <= 2 l (other than Bourbon whiskey and Scotch whisky)

25% 22083088

Whisky, in containers holding > 2 l (other than Bourbon whiskey and Scotch whisky)

25% 24021000

Cigars, cheroots and cigarillos containing tobacco

25% 24022010

Cigarettes, containing tobacco and cloves 25%

24022090

Cigarettes, containing tobacco (excl. containing cloves)

25% 24029000

Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes consisting wholly of tobacco substitutes

25% 24031100

Water-pipe tobacco (excl. tobacco-free. See subheading note 1.)

25% 24031910

Smoking tobacco, whether or not containing tobacco substitutes in any proportion, in immediate packings of a net content of <= 500 g (excl. water-pipe tobacco containing tobacco)

25% 24031990

Smoking tobacco, whether or not containing tobacco substitutes in any proportion, in immediate packings of a net content of > 500g (excl. water-pipe tobacco containing tobacco)

25% 24039100

Tobacco, “homogenised” or “reconstituted” from finely-chopped tobacco leaves, tobacco refuse or tobacco dust

25% 24039910

Chewing tobacco and snuff

25% 24039990

Manufactured tobacco and tobacco substitutes, and tobacco powder, tobacco extracts and essences (excl. chewing tobacco, snuff, cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, smoking tobacco whether or not containing tobacco substitutes in any proportion, “homogenised” or “reconstituted” tobacco, nicotine extracted from the tobacco plant and insecticides manufactured from tobacco extracts and essences)

25% G/L/1237 • G/SG/N/12/EU/1-4-33042000

Eye make-up preparations

25% 33043000

Manicure or pedicure preparations

25% 33049100

Make-up or skin care powders, incl. baby powders, whether or not compressed (excl. medicaments)

25% 61091000

T-shirts, singlets and other vests of cotton, knitted or crocheted

25% 61099020

T-shirts, singlets and other vests of wool or fine animal hair or man-made fibres, knitted or crocheted

25% 61099090

T-shirts, singlets and other vests of textile materials, knitted or crocheted (excl. of wool, fine animal hair, cotton or man-made fibres)

25% 62034231

Men’s or boys’ trousers and breeches of cotton denim (excl. knitted or crocheted, industrial and occupational, bib and brace overalls and underpants)

25% 62034290

Men’s or boys’ shorts of cotton (excl. knitted or crocheted, swimwear and underpants)

25% 62034311

Men’s or boys’ trousers and breeches of synthetic fibres, industrial and occupational (excl. knitted or crocheted and bib and brace overalls)

25% 62046231

Women’s or girls’ cotton denim trousers and breeches (excl. industrial and occupational, bib and brace overalls and panties)

25% 62046290

Women’s or girls’ cotton shorts (excl. knitted or crocheted, panties and swimwear)

25% 63023100

Bedlinen of cotton (excl. printed, knitted or crocheted)

25% 64035995

Men’s footwear with outer soles and uppers of leather, with in-soles of >= 24 cm in length (excl. covering the ankle, incorporating a protective metal toecap, made on a base or platform of wood, without in-soles, with a vamp or upper made of straps, indoor footwear, sports footwear, and orthopaedic footwear)

25% 72101220

Tinplate of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of >= 600 mm and of a thickness of < 0,5 mm, tinned [coated with a layer of metal containing, by weight, >= 97% of tin], not further worked than surface-treated

25% 72101280

Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, hot-rolled or cold-rolled “cold-reduced”, plated or coated with tin, of a thickness of < 0,5 mm (excl. tinplate)

25% 72191210

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, not further worked than hot-rolled, in coils, of a thicknessof >= 4,75 mm but <= 10 mm, containing by weight >= 2,5 nickel

25% 72191290

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, not further worked than hot-rolled, in coils, of a thickness of >= 4,75 mm but <= 10 mm, containing by weight < 2,5 nickel

25% 72191310

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, not further worked than hot-rolled, in coils, of a thickness of >= 3 mm but <= 4,75 mm, containing by weight >= 2,5 nickel

25% 72191390

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, not further worked than hot-rolled, in coils, of a thickness of >= 3 mm but <= 4,75 mm, containing by weight < 2,5 nickel

25% 72193210

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, not further worked than cold-rolled “cold-reduced”, of a thickness of >= 3 mm but <= 4,75 mm, containing by weight >= 2,5% nickel

25% 72193290

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, not further worked than cold-rolled “cold-reduced”, of a thickness of >= 3 mm but <= 4,75 mm, containing by weight < 2,5% nickel

25% 72193310

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, not further worked than cold-rolled “cold-reduced”, of a thickness of > 1 mm but < 3 mm, containing by weight >= 2,5% nickel

25% 72193390

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, not further worked than cold-rolled “cold-reduced”, of a thickness of > 1 mm but < 3 mm, containing by weight < 2,5% nickel

25% 72193410

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, not further worked than cold-rolled “cold-reduced”, of a thickness of >= 0,5 mm but <= 1 mm, containing by weight >= 2,5% nickel

25% 72193490

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, not further worked than cold-rolled “cold-reduced”, of a thickness of >= 0,5 mm but <= 1 mm, containing by weight < 2,5% nickel

25% 72193590

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, not further worked than cold-rolled “cold-reduced”, of a thickness of < 0,5 mm, containing by weight < 2,5% nickel

25% 72222011

Bars and rods of stainless steel, of circular cross-section of a diameter >= 80 mm, simply cold-formed or cold-finished, containing by weight >= 2,5% nickel

25% 722220

21 Bars and rods of stainless steel, not further worked than cold-formed or cold-finished, of circular cross-section measuring >= 25 mm but < 80 mm and containing by weight >= 2,5% nickel

25% G/L/1237 • G/SG/N/12/EU/1-5-72222029

Bars and rods of stainless steel, not further worked than cold-formed or cold-finished, of circular cross-section measuring >= 25 mm but < 80 mm and containing by weight < 2,5% nickel

25% 72222031

Bars and rods of stainless steel, not further worked than cold-formed or cold-finished, of circular cross-section measuring < 25 mm and containing by weight >= 2,5% nickel

25% 72222081

Bars and rods of stainless steel, not further worked than cold-formed or cold

-finished, containing by weight >= 2,5% nickel (excl. such products of circular cross-section)

25% 72222089

Bars and rods of stainless steel, not further worked than cold-formed or cold-finished, containing by weight < 2,5% nickel (excl. such products of circular cross-section)

25% 72224010

Angles, shapes and sections of stainless steel, only hot-rolled, only hot-drawn or only extruded

25% 72224050

Angles, shapes and sections of stainless steel, not further worked than cold-formed or cold-finished

25% 72224090

Angles, shapes and sections of stainless steel, cold-formed or cold-finished and further worked, or not further worked than forged, or forged, or hot-formed by other means and further worked, n.e.s.

25% 72230011

Wire of stainless steel, in coils, containing by weight 28% to 31% nickel and

20% to 22% chromium (excl. bars and rods)

25% 72230019

Wire of stainless steel, in coils, containing by weight >= 2,5% nickel (excl. such products containing 28% to 31% nickel and 20% to 22% chromium, and bars and rods)

25% 72230091

Wire of stainless steel, in coils, containing by weight < 2,5% nickel, 13% to 25% chromium and 3,5% to 6% aluminium (excl. bars and rods)

25% 72269200

Flat-rolled products of alloy steel other than stainless, of a width of < 600 mm, not further worked than cold-rolled “cold-reduced” (excl. products of high-speed steel or silicon-electrical steel)

25% 72283020

Bars and rods of tool steel, only hot-rolled, only hot-drawn or only extruded (excl. semi-finished products, flat-rolled products and hot-rolled bars and rods in irregularly wound coils)

25% 72283041

Bars and rods of steel containing by weight 0,9 to 1,15% of carbon and 0,5 to

2% of chromium, and, if present, <= 0,5% of molybdenum, only hot-rolled, hot-drawn or hot-extruded, of a circular cross-section of a diameter of >= 80 mm (excl. semi-finished products, flat-rolled products and hot-rolled bars and rods in irregularly wound coils)

25% 72283049

Bars and rods of steel containing by weight 0,9 to 1,15% of carbon and 0,5 to 2% of chromium, and, if present, <= 0,5% of molybdenum, only hot-rolled, only hot-drawn or hot-extruded (other than of circular cross-section, of a diameter of >= 80 mm and excl. semi-finished products, flat-rolled products and hot-rolled bars and rods in irregularly wound coils)

25% 72283061

Bars and rods of alloy steel other than stainless steel, only hot-rolled, hot-drawn or hot-extruded, of circular cross-section, of a diameter of >= 80 mm (other than of high-speed steel, silico-manganese steel, tool steel, articles of subheading 7228.30.41  and excl. semi-finished products, flat-rolled products and hot-rolled bars and rods in irregularly wound coils)

25% 72283069

Bars and rods or alloy steel other than stainless steel, only hot-rolled, hot-drawn or hot-extruded, of circular cross-section, of a diameter of < 80 mm (other than of high-speed steel, silico-manganese steel, tool steel and articles of subheading 7228.30.49 and excl. semi-finished products, flat-rolled products and hot-rolled bars and rods in irregularly wound coils)

25% 72283070

Bars and rods of alloy steel other than stainless steel, of rectangular “other than square” cross-section, hot-rolled on four faces (other than of high-speed steel, silico-manganese steel, tool steel, articles of subheading 7228.30.41 and 7228.30.49 and excl. semi-finished products, flat-rolled products and hot-rolled bars and rods in irregularly wound coils)

25% 72283089

Bars and rods of alloy steel other than stainless steel, only hot-rolled, hot-drawn or hot-extruded, of other than rectangular [other than square] cross-section, rolled on four faces, or of circular crosssection (other than of high-speed steel, silico-manganese steel, tool steel, articles of subheading 7228.30.49 and excl. semi-finished products, flat-rolled products and hot-rolled bars and rods in irregularly wound coils)

25% 72285020

Bars and rods of tool steel, only cold-formed or cold-finished (excl. semi-finished products, flat-rolled products and hot-rolled bars and rods in irregularly wound coils)

25% mG/L/1237 • G/SG/N/12/EU/1-6-72285040

Bars and rods of steel containing 0,9% to 1,15% of carbon, 0,5% to 2% of

chromium and, if present <= 0,5% of molybdenum, only cold-formed or cold-finished (excl. semi-finished products, flat-rolled products and hot-rolled bars and rods in irregularly wound coils)

25% 72285069

Bars and rods of alloy steel, other than stainless steel, not further worked than cold-formed or cold-finished, of circular cross-section, of a diameter of < 80 mm (excl. of high-speed steel, silico-manganese steel, tool steel, articles of subheading 7228.50.40, semi-finished products, flat-rolled products and hot-rolled bars and rods in irregularly wound coils)

25% 72285080

Bars and rods of alloy steel, other than stainless steel, not further worked than cold-formed or cold-finished (excl. of circular cross-section and products of

high-speed steel, silico-manganese steel, tool steel, articles of subheading

7228.50.40, semi-finished products, flat-rolled products and hot-rolled bars and rods in irregularly wound coils)

25% 72299020

Wire of high-speed steel, in coils (excl. bars and rods)

25% 72299050

Wire of steel containing by weight 0,9% to 1,1% of carbon, 0,5% to

2% of chromium and, if present, <= 0,5% of molybdenum, in coils (excl. rolled bars and rods)

25% 72299090

Wire of alloy steel other than stainless, in coils (excl. rolled bars and rods, wire of high-speed steel or silico-manganese steel and articles of subheading 7229.90.50)

25% 73012000

Angles, shapes and sections, of iron or steel, welded

25% 73043120

Precision tubes, seamless, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel,cold-drawn or cold-rolled “cold-reduced” (excl. line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines or casing and tubing of a kind used for drilling for oil or gas)

25%73043180

Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel, cold-drawn or cold-rolled “cold-reduced” (excl. cast iron products, line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, casing and tubing of a kind used for drilling for oil or gas and precision tubes)

25% 73044100

Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of circular cross-section, of stainless steel, cold-drawn or cold-rolled “cold-reduced” (excl. line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, casingand tubing of a kind used for drilling for oil or gas)

25% 73063011

Precision tubes, welded, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel, with a wall thickness of <= 2 mm

25% 73063019

Precision tubes, welded, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel, with a wall thickness of > 2 mm

25% 73063041

Threaded or threadable tubes “gas pipe”, welded, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel, plated or coated with zinc

25% 73063049

Threaded or threadabletubes “gas pipe”, welded, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel (excl. products plated or coated with zinc)

25% 73063072

Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, welded, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel, of an externaldiameter of <= 168,3 mm, plated or coated with zinc (excl. line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines or casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas)

25% 73063077

Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, welded, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel of an external diameter of <= 168,3 mm (excl. plated or coated with zinc and line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, precision tubes and threaded or threadable tubes “gas pipe”)

25% 73063080

Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, welded, having a circular cross-section, of iron or steel, of an external diameter of > 168,3 mm but <= 406,4 mm (excl. line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines or casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, or precision steel tubes, electrical conduit tubes or threaded or threadable tubes “gas pipe”)

25% 73064020

Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, welded, of circular cross-section, of stainless steel, cold-drawn or cold-rolled “cold-reduced” (excl. products having internal and external circular cross-sections and an external diameter of > 406,4 mm, and line pipe of a kind used foroil or gas pipelines or casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas)

25% 73064080

Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, welded, of circular cross-section, of stainless steel (excl. products cold-drawn or cold-rolled “cold-reduced”, tubes and pipes having internal and external circular cross-sections and an external diameter of > 406,4 mm, and line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines or casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas)

25% 73071110

Tube or pipe fittings of non-malleable cast iron, of a kind used in pressure systems

25% 73071190

Tube or pipe fittings of non-malleable cast iron (excl. products of a kind used in pressure systems)

25% G/L/1237 • G/SG/N/12/EU/1-7-73071910

Tube or pipe fittings of malleable cast iron

25% 73071990

Cast tube or pipe fittings of steel

25% 73083000

Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, of iron or steel

25% 73084000

Equipment for scaffolding, shuttering, propping or pit-propping (excl. composite sheetpiling products and formwork panels for poured-in-place concrete, which have the characteristics of moulds)

25% 73089051

Panels comprising two walls of profiled “ribbed” sheet, of iron or steel, with an nsulating core

25% 73089059

Structures and parts of structures, of iron or steel, solely or principally of sheet, n.e.s. (excl. doors and windows and their frames, and panels comprising two walls of profiled “ribbed” sheet, of iron or steel, with an insulating core)

25% 73089098

Structures and parts of structures of iron or steel, n.e.s. (excl. bridges and bridge-sections; towers; lattice masts; doors, windows and their frames and thresholds; equipment for scaffolding, shuttering, propping or pit-propping, and products made principally of sheet)

25% 73090010

Reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers, of iron or steel, for gases other than compressed or liquefied gas, of a capacity of > 300 l (excl. containers fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment and containers specifically constructed or equipped for one or more types of transport)

25% 73090051

Reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers, of iron or steel, for liquids, of a capacity of > 100.000  l (excl. containers lined or heat-insulated or fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment and containers specifically constructed or equipped for one or more types of transport)

25% 73090059

Reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers, of iron or steel, for liquids, of a capacity of <= 100.000 l but > 300  l (excl. containers lined or heat-insulated or fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment and containers specifically constructed or equipped for one or more types of transport)

25% 73102910

Tanks, casks, drums, cans, boxes and similar containers, of iron or steel, for any material, of a capacity of < 50 l and of a wall thickness of < 0,5 mm, n.e.s. (excl. containers for compressed or liquefied gas, or containers fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment, and cans which are to be closed by soldering or crimping)

25% 73102990

Tanks, casks, drums, cans, boxes and similar containers, of iron or steel, for any material, of a capacity of < 50 l and of a wall thickness of >= 0,5 mm, n.e.s. (excl. containers for compressed or liquefied gas, or containers fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment, and cans which are to be closed by soldering or crimping)

25% 73110013

Containers of iron or steel, seamless, for compressed or liquefied gas, for a pressure >=165bar, of a capacity >=20 l to <=50 l (excl. containers specifically constructed or equipped for one or more types of transport)

25% 73110019

Containers of iron or steel, seamless, for compressed or liquefied gas, for a pressure >=165bar, of a capacity >50 l (excl. containers specifically constructed or equipped for one or more types of transport)

25% 73110099

Containers of iron or steel, seamless, for compressed or liquefied gas, of a capacity of >= 1.000  l (excl. seamless containers and containers specifically constructed or equipped for one or more types of transport)

25% 73141400

Woven cloth, incl. endless bands, of stainless steel wire (excl. woven products of metal fibres of a kind used for cladding, lining or similar purposes and endless bands for machinery)

25% 73141900

Woven cloth, incl. endless bands, of iron or steel wire (excl. stainless and woven products of metal fibres of a kind used for cladding, lining or similar purposes)

25% 73144900

Grill, netting and fencing, of iron or steel wire, not welded at the intersection (excl. plated or coated with zinc or coated with plastics)

25% 73151110

Roller chain of iron or steel, of a kind used for cycles and motorcycles

25% 73151190

Roller chain of iron or steel (excl. roller chain of a kind used for cycles and motorcycles)

25% 73151200

Articulated link chain of iron or steel (excl. roller chain)

25% 73151900

Parts of articulated link chain, of iron or steel

25% 73158900

Chain of iron or steel (excl. articulated link chain, skid chain, stud-link chain, welded link chain and parts thereof; watch chains, necklace chains and the like, cutting and saw chain, skid chain, scraper chain for conveyors, toothed chain for textile machinery and the like, safety devices with chains for securing doors, and measuring chains)

25% 73159000

Parts of skid chain, stud-link chain and other chains of heading 7315 (excl. articulated link chain)

25%73181410

Self-tapping screws, of iron or steel other than stainless (excl. wook screws)

25% 73181491

Spaced-thread screws of iron or steel other than stainless

25% G/L/1237 • G/SG/N/12/EU/1-8-73181499

Self-tapping screws of iron or steel other than stainless (excl. spaced-thread screws and wood screws)

25% 73181640

Blind rivet nuts of iron or steel other than stainless

25% 73181660

Self-locking nuts of iron or steel other than stainless

25%73181692

Nuts of iron or steel other than stainless, with an inside diameter <= 12 mm

(excl. blind rivet nuts and self-locking nuts)

25% 73181699

Nuts of iron or steel other than stainless, with an inside diameter > 12 mm (excl. blind rivet nuts and self-locking nuts)

25% 73211110

Appliances for baking, frying, grilling and cooking with oven, incl. separate ovens, for domestic use, of iron or steel, for gas fuel or for both gas and other fuels (excl. large cooking appliances)

25% 73211190

Appliances for baking, frying, grilling and cooking and plate warmers, for domestic use, of iron or steel, for gas fuel or for both gas and other fuels (excl. cooking appliances with oven, separate ovens and large cooking appliances)

25% 73229000

Air heaters and hot-air distributors, incl. distributors which can also distribute fresh or conditioned air, non-electrically heated, incorporating a motor-driven fan or blower, and parts thereof, of iron or steel

25% 73239300

Table, kitchen or other household articles, and parts thereof, of stainless steel (excl. cans, boxes and similar containers of heading 7310; waste baskets; shovels, corkscrews and other articles of the nature of a work implement; articles of cutlery, spoons, ladles, forks etc. of heading 8211 to 8215; ornamental articles; sanitary ware)

25% 73239900

Table, kitchen or other household articles, and parts thereof, of iron other than cast iron or steel other than stainless (excl. enamelled articles; cans, boxes and similar containers of heading 7310; waste baskets; shovels and other articles of the nature of a work implement; cutlery, spoons, ladles etc. of heading 8211 to 8215; ornamental articles; sanitary ware)

25% 73241000

Sinks and washbasins, of stainless steel

25% 73251000

Articles of non-malleable cast iron, n.e.s.

25% 73259910

Articles of malleable cast iron, n.e.s. (excl. grinding balls and similar articles for mills)

25% 73259990

Articles of iron or steel, cast, n.e.s. (excl. of malleable or non-malleable cast iron, grinding balls and similar articles for mills)

25% 73269030

Ladders and steps, of iron or steel

25% ,73269040

Pallets and similar platforms for handling goods, of iron or steel

25% 73269050

Reels for cables, piping and the like, of iron or steel

25% 73269060

Ventilators, non-mechanical, guttering, hooks and like articles used in the building industry, n.e.s., of iron or steel

25% 73269092

Articles of iron or steel, open-die forged, n.e.s.

25% 73269096

Sintered articles of iron or steel, n.e.s.

25% 76061110

Plates, sheets and strip, of non-alloy aluminium, of a thickness of > 0,2 mm, square or rectangular, painted, varnished or coated with plastics

25% 76061191

Plates, sheets and strip, of non-alloy aluminium, of a thickness of > 0,2 mm but < 3 mm, square or rectangular (excl. such products painted, varnished or coated with plastics, and expanded plates, sheets and strip)

25% 76061220

Plates, sheets and strip, of aluminium alloys, of a thickness of >0,2 mm, square or rectangular, painted, varnished or coated with plastics

25% 76061292

Plates, sheets and strip, of aluminium alloys, of a thickness of > 0,2 mm but< 3 mm, square or rectangular (excl. painted, varnished or coated with plastics, expandedplates, sheets and strip)

25% 76061293

Plates, sheets and strip, of aluminium alloys, of a thickness of >= 3 mm but< 6 mm, square or rectangular (excl. such products painted, varnished or coated with plastics)

25% 87114000

Motorcycles, incl. mopeds, with reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity > 500 cm³ but <= 800 cm³

25% 87115000

Motorcycles, incl. mopeds, with reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity > 800 cm³

25% 89039110

Sea-going sailboats and yachts, with or without auxiliary motor, for pleasure or sports

25% 89039190

Sailboats and yachts, with or without auxiliary motor, for pleasure or sports (excl. seagoing vessels)

25% 89039210

Sea-going motor boats and motor yachts, for pleasure or sports (other than  outboard motor boats)

25% 89039291

Motor boats for pleasure or sports, of a length <= 7,5 m (other than outboard motor boats)

25% 89039299

Motor boats for pleasure or sports, of a length > 7,5 m (other than outboard motor boats and excl. seagoing motor boats)

25% G/L/1237 • G/SG/N/12/EU/1-9-89039910

Vessels for pleasure or sports, rowing boats and canoes, of a weight <= 100 kg each (excl. motor boats powered other than by outboard motors, sailboats with or without auxiliary motor and inflatable boats)

25% 89039991

Vessels for pleasure or sports, rowing boats and canoes, of a weight > 100 kg, of a length <= 7,5 m (excl. motor boats powered other than by outboard motors, sailboats with or without auxiliary motor and inflatable boats)

25% 89039999

Vessels for pleasure or sports , rowing boats and canoes, of a weight > 100 kg, of a length > 7,5 m (excl. motor boats and motor yachts powered other than by outboard motors, sailboats and yachts with or without auxiliary motor and inflatable boats)

25% 95044000

Playing cards

10%

 

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