Boeing calls for limits to US tariffs over EU subsidies

# 18:10
15 May 2019

The US and the EU have been engaged in a nearly 15-year trans-Atlantic aircraft subsidy spat at the World Trade Organisation over subsidies for Boeing and its European rival, Airbus, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

Top officials from Boeing and a US aerospace industry trade group have pushed for limits to any tariffs imposed on the European Union over illicit aircraft subsidies.   

In an address to the US government made in prepared testimony at a hearing held by the US Trade Representative's Office, the officials called for curtailing tariffs in a bid to avoid harming American manufacturers.   

During the testimony, Boeing representatives said that tariffs should be limited to aircraft wings, tails, and fuselages from France, Germany, Spain, and the UK.