Pontifications: Did Boeing telegraph its decision in February consolidating 787 production?

Aug. 24, 2020, © Leeham News: Did Boeing telegraph plans to consolidate its 787 production in Charleston last February? That’s when Boeing announced it asked the Washington Legislature to cancel tax breaks granted in 2003 to locate what… Read More

US imposed $22m in Airbus tariffs in 2019

By Scott Hamilton Exclusive March 3, 2020, © Leeham News: The US Customs and Border Patrol collected $277m in tariffs last year in connection with the Airbus trade war. But only $22.1m was from tariffs placed directly on… Read More

Europe to Boeing: Not so fast on your WTO move; tariffs still likely

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 24, 2020, © Leeham News: Not so fast, Europe says about Boeing’s claim it is curing illegal tax breaks from Washington State. The World Trade Organization has to agree to Boeing’s interpretation. This will… Read More

Pontifications: EU appears to be holding Boeing-Embraer JV hostage

Feb. 24, 2020, © Leeham News: I bet you’d never get an official of the European Union to go on the record. But there sure seems to be plenty of anecdotal evidence that the approval of the proposed… Read More

Boeing may have checkmated Airbus in trade dispute

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing may have just checkmated Airbus in the long-running trade dispute between the US and European Union. In an unexpected move, Boeing and Washington State crafted legislation to void… Read More

US trade rep rejects Airbus tariff reduction claim

Dec. 9. 2019, © Leeham News: The US Trade Representative (USTR) Friday dismissed Airbus; conclusion last week that the tariff authorized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) should be lowered by about $2bn. The WTO’s Compliance Panel last… Read More

WTO compliance decision poses new risks for Airbus, US customers

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction Dec. 5, 2019, © Leeham News: The Trump Administration Tuesday threatened to increase the tariffs on European goods after a World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance panel concluded Airbus and the… Read More

WTO affirms non-compliance in Airbus-WTO case; another appeal expected

Dec. 2, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing and the US won another round at the World Trade Organization today when the compliance panel upheld a decision to impose tariffs on the European Union, including Airbus airplanes, in the… Read More

EU can retaliate against Boeing immediately; old WTO win outstanding

Sept. 30, 2019, © Leeham News: An obscure and largely forgotten European win in a previous illegal subsidies case against Boeing and the United States before the World TradeOrganization (WTO) opens the door for immediate retaliation against Boeing… Read More

EU ready to instantly retaliate if US imposes tariffs in Airbus WTO case

Sept. 29, 2019, © Leeham News: The European Union is ready to retaliate against the US for any tariffs imposed, as early as October, in response to the World Trade Organization authorization to do so in connection with… Read More