Look at it another way, if you feel you have been wronged by another person or company and all other options have been exhausted, or proven futile, wouldn't you try that last resort, especially when you consider the sums of money involved ? I know people have different views about this topic, which, lets face it, most topics such as this have differing opinions, but IF the WTO is to rule against Airbus in this case, you can hardly blame Boeing.
There is nothing wrong with the WTO ruling against Airbus if something has been done wrong. My comment was a reply to a trade war suggestion. In my opinion, a trade war on this scale would be by definition stupid. Boeing alone has a lot a suppliers in Europe, I suppose it's in their interest to not go down that road.
It's not as though it will be Boeing that brings sanctions or tariffs into play either, that will be the U.S. Government and the relevant trade departments. I would hope that tariffs or sanctions don't happen, it probably wouldn't help either party involved, as no doubt that the current tit for tat would continue and Europe would retaliate in some form.
That is true. Boeing, nor the WTO, can get tariffs applied. Both parties can even ignore WTO findings if they wish.
I don't think the U.S. Government will slap tariffs on Airbus products, but the article suggest that Boeing lawyers will at least try as hard as they can to get U.S. Government aboard.
Still, as someone who tries to be neutral in the fanboyism world of Anet, I could hardly blame Boeing for bringing the original case. The claim against Bombardier on the other, whether technically correct or not, was just petty.
Alternatively Boeing could just accept the outcome of the original case and move on.
The WTO is an international body where both sides have presented their cases against one another. At some point don’t international trade rules have to be followed? Otherwise why have them?
It should be in everyone's interest to follow international trade rules. However, at the end of the day, the WTO cannot enforce the rules.
What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived.