Be careful what you wish for I guess. The US would not have initiated a case against Airbus if Boeing hadn't asked for it. Both were ruled against and the first finding was made against Airbus. Boeing was also found guilty and will have tariffs applied against them as well. This could have been avoided had the White House not imposed tariffs when they had the opportunity, but what's done is done.
I'm not sure I understand the situation.
Why didn't EU withdraw their offending subsidies before the WTO assigned damages to the US, just like Washington State is now doing?
To keep things simple, I'll quote CNN:
The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled earlier that the United States could target goods from EU nations because the bloc had failed to comply with an earlier ruling regarding government subsidies for Airbus (EADSY).
Ref: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/02/business ... index.html
US trade officials said the EU's settlement offer came years too late and did not resolve US concerns about ongoing subsidies. Imposing tariffs is intended to produce a better proposal, they added.
WTO could still sanction tariffs against the US, but their goal is to gain compliance, and the US is now moving towards doing that, whereas it seems EU is not.
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/eu-ha ... 2019-12-02
The panel found that the EU had failed to show that it had succeeded in withdrawing French, German, Spanish and British subsidies for the A380 superjumbo, or German and British subsidies for the A350XWB widebody jet.
Why is there such inability to show that these subsidies have been withdrawn?
In both cases the WTO case is for past deeds, things already happened.
The latest WTO ruling seems to be saying that EU has failed to show that it has withdrawn illegal subsidies for A380 and A50XWB.
While A380 is winding down it isn't completely wound down yet, and A350XWB clearly is ongoing.
Some of our a.net members suggest aerospace tax rebates for Boeing are a great deal and EU subsidies are a much worse for deal for Airbus, so maybe Boeing is doing everyone a favor by pushing to end the aerospace tax rebates and in turn forcing EU to show that whatever illegal subsidies for Airbus has ended.