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Aircraft Cos., Importers Wrestle Over New Tariffs In WTO Case

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 4:16 PM EDT) -- A 15-year World Trade Organization legal battle over aircraft subsidies entered a new phase Wednesday as the Trump administration heard testimony from Airbus, Boeing and scores of importers over its plans to impose retaliatory tariffs against European goods.

After the WTO Appellate Body ruled last year that the European Union continued to illegally subsidize Airbus SE despite earlier decisions in the case instructing them to stop, the U.S. proposed duties on $11 billion worth of EU goods in response.

The precise level of U.S. retaliation will eventually be determined by a WTO arbitrator, but in the meantime the Office of the...

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