WTO panel: EU fails to end illegal subsidies for Airbus

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AMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — A World Trade Organization panel ruled Monday that the European Union has not complied with an order to end illegal subsidies for plane maker Airbus, which prompted the Trump administration to impose tariffs on nearly $7.5 billion worth of EU goods in October. In its ruling, a WTO compliance panel found that the EU had not taken sufficient steps to end harm to Boeing, the major rival to Europe's Airbus. The EU is expected to appeal, though the United States is on the cusp of preventing the WTO's appeals court — the Appellate Body — from ruling on any new appeals. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer welcomed the WTO ruling. "Strong action is needed to convince the EU that its interests lie in eliminating these market-distorting s
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