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BIS response to delay of WTO Boeing subsidies report

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

“It is extremely disappointing news that there will be a further delay to the WTO’s interim report in the case against subsidies to Boeing. …

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“It is extremely disappointing news that there will be a further delay to the WTO’s interim report in the case against subsidies to Boeing. The time lag between these two cases has constantly increased over the six years this dispute has been running and this is yet another set back.

“I strongly welcome anything that ensures fair competition and prevents protectionism, however in this instance I have concerns that the WTO processes are not creating a climate for a negotiated settlement and therefore not working in the interests of aerospace workers on both sides of the Atlantic.

“I look forward to seeing the WTO’s views on US subsidies and tax breaks for Boeing.

“Once these views are published there will be an opportunity for the world’s aircraft manufacturing nations to agree a way to support this sector in a transparent way where there is a legitimate and proven need to correct market failures.”

Notes to Editors

Contact Information

Name BIS Press Office Job Title

Division COI Phone

Fax

Mobile

Email NDS.BIS@coi.gsi.gov.uk

Name Lucy-Michael Sutton Job Title

Division Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Phone 020 7215 5977 Fax

Mobile

Email lucymichael.sutton@bis.gsi.gov.uk

Published 8 July 2010