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U.S. to Press WTO to Enforce Ruling on Airbus Subsidies

Posted October 04, 2016

Under International Trade Issues

(EurActiv | Agence France-Presse)

The US Trade Representative plans a special meeting at the WTO on October 14 as it defends US aircraft producer Boeing’s market position against what it calls unfair competition from its European rival.

That follows the September 22 finding of a WTO appeals board that the European Union failed to end illegal subsidies for Airbus.

The US wants the WTO to formally adopt the appeals panel’s findings, and “will press for the rapid enforcement of those findings in a special meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body,” the US Trade Representative’s office said in a statement. Click here to read more.