The EU made its final argument last week in the aircraft subsidy case before the WTO, calling US claims that France, Germany, Spain and the UK have provided $205 billion in illegitimate launch aid to Airbus since 1995 "completely unrealistic." The WTO is expected to render a decision in the dispute by year end with an interim ruling coming as early as October, although that timetable is far from firm. EU officials made the case in Geneva last week that the US used faulty "methodology" in ...

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