A model of Boeing 747 passenger plane is displayed at the Asian Aerospace Expo in Hong Kong September 8, 2009. Airbus and Boeing are headed for their worst annual order tally in at least 15 years as struggling airlines cancel or defer almost as many plane
EU asks for WTO panel into Boeing subsidy dispute
Posted : Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:45AM
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Thursday it has asked the World Trade Organization to set up a panel to look into what Brussels sees as the United States' refusal to stop subsidies to planemaker Boeing <BA.N> in the world's largest trade dispute.
"It is now clear for the European Union that the United States has not only failed to properly implement the decision of the WTO but it has even provided new subsidies to Boeing," the Commission said in a statement.
The United States said last month it had complied with a ruling ordering it to withdraw unfair subsidies to Boeing.
(Reporting by Robin Emmott; editing by John O'Donnell)
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