We all know that the US Government championed Boeing in a complaint filed at the WTO against the EU alleging that EU provides unfair subsidies to Boeing's arch rival, Airbus.
We all know that one complaint deserves another, so the EU then countered their own claims that Boeing also benefits from anti-competitive government largesse.
There is no doubt that both enjoy enough government support to bring successful cases at the WTO and that most likely each will be found guilty of the infractions claimed by each side.
However, is it possible that the "resulting" victories will prove costly to Airbus or Boeing. It would be nice to know the commercial costs to Airbus or Boeing if one or both loose their case at the WTO.
For example, if Airbus should win, Boeing stands to loose the subsidy from the Japanese Government or the Washington tax breaks to support the development and construction of its new 7E7 long range jet. What if Boeing wins, what does Airbus stand to loose?
What are the views of the Forum's participants?