The European Union will introduce new customs duties on goods from the United States in connection with the illegal subsidization of Boeing by Washington. This was announced on Monday by Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President of the European Commission (EC).
"We have a decision of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the Boeing case, which allows us to impose duties, and we are doing this, " AFP reported him.
At the same time, Dombrovskis noted that Brussels is open for negotiations.
"As the EU has repeatedly stated, we are ready to suspend or cancel duties at any time if the United States suspends or abolishes its duties, " the Vice-President of the European Commission added.
Disputes between the EU and the US on subsidizing aircraft manufacturers have been going on since 2004. Brussels accused Washington of subsidizing Boeing, and the United States complained to the WTO about subsidies to the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus from the UK, Germany, Spain and France.
In October, the WTO allowed the EU to take countermeasures due to subsidies from the American aircraft manufacturer and increase duties on imports from the United States to the amount of up to $ 4 billion per year. Last year, granted a similar permit to the United States in the case of state support for Airbus, after which Washington imposed duties on European goods of $ 7.5 billion per year.