Joni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
Now that the US has decided to exclude certain countries from Iraqi reconstruction contracts, the EU is IMO more likely to impose the tariffs granted by the WTO over subsidies given to large US exporters, including Boeing. Does anyone know, if Boeing's products are targeted by these tariffs? IMO they'd be a key candidate, since Airbus is an EU-based alternative.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2461 times:
Which ones? The ones because of the US steel tariffs? Since the US is lifting those, I don't see the EU acting on that - or does the EU currently also have "tariff-rights" based on other reasons as well?
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2435 times:
To tie the Iraq-rebuilding busines to the ongoing tariff quarrels would be about the stupidest thing anyone could make and result in a full-scale trade war, and trust me on this one, that will not happen! Besides how could the EU decide on something like that as only a few EU member states have been "hit" by the GWB's ban, when the others wouldn't agree!!??
F4N From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2357 times:
I don't believe that the tariff issue will see the light of day. It appears that the next session of Congress will deal with the subsidy issue before the 1March04 deadline. Exactly what will replace it is open to question at the moment, but this will be dealt with just as the steel program was. Nobody in their right mind in this day and age of global interaction will want a trade war.