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France, Germany call on US to end subsidies to Boeing

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-06-16

Both France and Germany urged the United States on Monday to end what they view as illegal subsidies to American aircraft manufacturer Boeing.

“The two governments call on the United States to engage in fair competition and not in competition that relies on billions of dollars in subsidies,” Germany’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said during a visit with his French counterpart Arnaud Montebourg to the headquarters of Airbus, Boeing’s rival.

“We expect the European Commission, in its current trade negotiations, to attract the attention of the United States on that fact that they are violating WTO (World Trade Organisation) rules by giving subsidies to their industry,” he said.

European Union officials accuse the United States of having given Boeing billions of dollars in subsidies by providing the aviation giant with tax breaks on US territory.

Montebourg added that France was pushing for European states to back Airbus, which he described as the “world champion”.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

Date created : 2014-06-16

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