WTO Prepares Mixed Ruling In Boeing-Airbus Squabble

Law360, New York (August 25, 2009, 6:36 PM EDT) -- The World Trade Organization reportedly will issue a mixed ruling next week in the long-running dispute over the legality of EU subsidies to aircraft manufacturer Airbus SAS.

The WTO draft ruling, which will allow both sides to claim victory, will be handed over to EU and U.S. diplomats in Geneva Sept. 4, a source told Reuters on the condition of anonymity.

The ruling will not be made public.

Meanwhile, the WTO will issue a second ruling within six months in a countersuit over U.S. subsidies to...
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