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DS: 316 European Communities – Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft By Megan Kave Nathan Teager Economics 170 Dr. Shane Sanders April 7, 2011
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The trade dispute DS316, European Communities – Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft, request was set for consultations October 6, 2004. The complainant was the United States of America and the respondents were France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, and the European Communities (currently called the European Union), with third party respects to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, etc. This dispute was requested for consultation because of concern over measures that were affecting trade in large civil aircraft. According to the United States, the measures taken by the respondents provided subsidies that were inconsistent with their commitments under the SCM (Subsidies and Countervailing Measures) Agreement and GATT (Generally Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) 1994. These measures included, financing for design and development for Airbus companies, grants and government-provided goods and services for the A380, loans on preferential terms, assumption and forgiveness of debt, the provision of equity infusions and grants, and research and development loans and grants directed to benefit Airbus. United States of America claims that the measures done by the respondent countries and
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