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(Daily News)
October 08, 2004

The European Union today (Oct. 8) said it is rejecting U.S. claims that the EU violated the terms of a bilateral agreement disciplining government support for aircraft, and insisted that the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement is invalid and that the agreement is therefore still in force. In a “note verbale” to the U.S. sent today, the EU invoked the consultation provision of the 1992 agreement and asked for talks to discuss U.S. government support for Boeing’s new 7E7 aircraft.

(Daily News)
October 04, 2004

The European Commission has told member state officials it expects the U.S. will soon request World Trade Organization consultations as a first step toward challenging subsidies provided to Airbus, according to European government sources. The Commission has informed member states that in its view, the U.S. is not interested in renegotiating the 1992 bilateral agreement governing aircraft subsidies because this agreement could not be completed before this fall’s elections, these sources said.

(Daily News)
October 01, 2004

The European Union announced yesterday (Sept. 30) that it would extend by six months a November 1 deadline for the U.S. and other World Trade Organization members to retaliate against the EU over trade damage caused when the EU took in 10 new members in May. The EU deadline extension came as EU officials in Washington said progress has been made in talks with the U.S. on enlargement and a separate dispute involving increased rice tariffs.

(File Document)
June 23, 1997