World Trade Organization

October 22, 2012 - 11:55am

Airbus might have to seriously consider alternative means of financing development of the A350 if the German government withholds loans of €600 million ($787 million) for the project, as reported in the German press. Airbus won’t comment, nor will German government officials, but any such development would force parent company EADS to defer to its plan to use its own funds rather than accept political influence over its decisions on work share or production locations.

October 1, 2012 - 12:10pm

Governments on opposite sides of the Atlantic remain at loggerheads over subsidies to their respective aerospace industries following a European Union rebuke last week of a U.S. claim that it has met a World Trade Organization deadline to withdraw illegal support to Boeing.

December 12, 2011 - 3:47pm
Air France A350 XWB

The antagonists in the long-running trade dispute over government subsidies to Boeing and Airbus are awaiting World Trade Organization (WTO) comment on the latest U.S. call for sanctions against the European Union.

May 23, 2011 - 11:45am
The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that Airbus received illegal...

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected much of Airbus’s July 2010 appeal against its ruling that the European airframer has unfairly benefitted from subsidies, but its May 18 judgment still leaves plenty of scope for the protagonists to argue over how it gets interpreted.

April 15, 2011 - 10:45am
The World Trade Organization has ruled that Boeing’s new 787 airliner has ben...

Neither the U.S. nor the European sides are giving an inch in the prolonged legal, political and public relations battles over allegedly illegal aerospace subsidies. The World Trade Organization’s March 31 ruling on Airbus’s complaint about alleged subsidies to Boeing has already prompted an indignant European Union to appeal on the grounds that it doesn’t sufficiently damn U.S. conduct. As of press time, the U.S.

September 24, 2010 - 9:59am
The World Trade Organization’s interim report on Airbus’s allegations of unfa...

Lawyers and lobbyists on both sides of the Atlantic have launched into a fresh wave of hostilities following the World Trade Organization’s September 15 interim ruling on Airbus complaints about alleged unfair state subsidies Boeing received for programs including the new 787 Dreamliner.

August 20, 2010 - 10:50am

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday appealed to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body two findings in the panel report on European subsidies (EU) to Airbus in late June. In its appeal, the U.S.

July 9, 2010 - 6:02am
Boeing is demanding that Airbus repay or restructure some $4 billion in gover...

Following the initial clamor of righteous indignation over the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) June 30 ruling on U.S. government allegations that Airbus has benefited unfairly from illegal state financing for its airliner programs, there came a silence.

June 30, 2010 - 10:18am

Boeing and Airbus each declared a measure of victory today following a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that deemed illegal European launch aid for large aircraft programs. The report, made public earlier today, also declares that a “broad array” of government funding for Airbus research and infrastructure development violated international trade agreements.

 
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