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(Daily News)
February 23, 2005

European Director General for Trade Peter Carl is scheduled to meet with acting U.S. Trade Representative Peter Allgeier tomorrow (Feb. 24) to discuss how the two sides can settle their dispute over subsidies for large civil aircraft, according to government sources.


(Daily News)
January 21, 2005

European Union member states today (Jan. 21) informally approved a regulation that would lift sanctions on $4 billion of U.S. exports effective Jan. 1, 2005 to reflect the United States repeal of two tax provisions found by the World Trade Organization to bestow prohibited export subsidies.


(Daily News)
January 18, 2005

The European Union late last week notified the World Trade Organization it will appeal a panel decision that found the EU was subsidizing its sugar producers in violation of the commitments it had made in the Uruguay Round.


(Daily News)
December 14, 2004

U.S. and European Union negotiators today (Dec. 13) tried to assess in a telephone conversation whether there is a basis for negotiating a new bilateral deal on civil aircraft subsidies, according to government sources.


(Daily News)
December 14, 2004

A blocking minority of European Union member states this week rejected a European Commission plan to lift sanctions imposed on U.S. imports in a fight over the foreign sales corporation tax law because they oppose an element of the regulation regarding the re-imposition of these sanctions in 2006.


(Daily News)
December 07, 2004

European Union member states as early as this week are likely to formally endorse former Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy as a candidate to succeed World Trade Organization Director General Supachai Panitchpakdi after no member state voiced opposition to his candidacy in a Dec. 7 meeting of the section 133 Committee on Trade, according to a commission source.


(Daily News)
November 08, 2004

The European Union today took the first procedural step toward a new dispute with the U.S. over the EU’s ban on imports of beef treated with growth hormones by asking the U.S. and Canada for consultations in the World Trade Organization on the sanctions those two countries have imposed on the EU because of the ban.


(Daily News)
October 25, 2004

Editor’s note: After this story was first posted, a European Commission source told Inside U.S. Trade the Commission is still weighing its options on whether to ask the WTO to determine whether the FSC repeal bill signed by President Bush last week brings the U.S. into compliance with an adverse WTO panel decision through Article 21.5 of the WTO dispute settlement rules, or whether to launch an entirely new challenge in the WTO against the so-called JOBS bill, which repeals the FSC and replaces it with different tax breaks.


(Daily News)
October 15, 2004

The European Commission today (Oct. 15) proposed dates for formal consultations with the United States on the subsidies it provides to Boeing both under the World Trade Organization and a 1992 bilateral agreement, according to an Oct. 15 letter by EU Ambassador to the WTO Carlos Trojan to U.S. Ambassador to the WTO Linnet Deily. The EU letter proposed that the consultations be held consecutively on Oct. 28 and 29 in Geneva.


(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.


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