Crain’s Chicago Business reported yesterday (April 6) that US Trade Rep. Ron Kirk wants to negotiate an end to the EU-US trade dispute over Airbus and Boeing subsidies.
We only just spotted this–there hadn’t been any pick-up by the media that we saw.
The link to the story is here.
But Boeing still says launch aid has to end, a position Airbus continues to resist.
Airbus maintains that launch aid, which it calls Reimbursable Launch Investment (RLI), was in itself not ruled illegal but is permissible under commercial terms and serves to offset what it contends is illegal subsidies to Boeing under DOD and NASA research and development grants.
The Interim Report on the EU case against Boeing is expected to be issued by the WTO in June.