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WT/DS317 - United States - Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft

WTO dispute settlement case - Launched by the EU

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Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: United States
  • Third parties: No third party

Prohibited and actionable subsidies provided to US producers of large civil aircraft (LCA) and in particular to BOEING company, as well as legislation, regulations, statutory instruments and amendments thereto providing such subsidies, grants and any other assistance to US producers (US LCA industry). See related page of this website on "WT/DS353 - Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft (second complaint)".

Relevant WTO provision: SCM (3.1(a)(b), 3.2, 5(a)(c), 6.3(a)(b)(c), GATT 1994 (III:4)


The timetable in this case has been set aside (see Communication from the Chairman of the Panel on 18/4/2006 below) and the panel is currently inactive. To address various procedural issues arising in this case, and because of the refusal by the US to provide certain information pertaining to a number of subsidy measures benefiting Boeing in the US, the European Communities initiated a new WTO dispute settlement case, named "WT/DS353 United States – Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft (second complaint) ". Please see the link under this name on the "Cases launched by the EC" page to obtain information about this case.

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