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WTO ruling opens way for U.S. tariffs over Airbus subsidies

The Seattle Times
WTO ruling opens way for U.S. tariffs over Airbus subsidies

Another smoldering trade dispute between the U.S. and Europe is heating up after the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled Tuesday that Airbus hasn’t fixed the harm done to Boeing from the illegal government subsidies used to launch its A380 and A350 jets. After this final ruling on an appeal of an almost 14-year-long case, the next step could see the U.S. apply economic sanctions to the European Union (EU). The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) immediately warned that if the EU fails to quickly address the ruling, it will seek authority to impose billions of dollars in punitive tariffs on European goods. “President Trump has been clear that we will use every available tool to ensure free and fair