Aviation Watch: No Winners In Boeing-Airbus Trade Feud

Law360 (November 18, 2019, 4:54 PM EST) -- The year was 2004. The United States had 150,000 troops fighting in Iraq. No weapons of mass destruction had surfaced, and George W. Bush was elected to a second term as president. In October, the United States commenced a proceeding at the World Trade Organization claiming that European Union states had improperly and unfairly subsidized the manufacture of jet airliners by the Airbus SAS consortium owned by Germany, France, Spain and Britain’s BAE Systems PLC.

This dispute, known as DS316, was the first shot in a trade war that continues today — 15 years and two presidential administrations later — and...

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