Airbus CEO Urges Trade War Cease-Fire, Easing of COVID Travel Bans | Voice of America
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Airbus CEO Urges Trade War Cease-Fire, Easing of COVID Travel Bans | Voice of America

PARIS – The head of European planemaker Airbus called on Saturday for a “cease-fire” in a transatlantic trade war over aircraft subsidies, saying tit-for-tat tariffs on planes and other goods had aggravated damage from the COVID-19 crisis.
 
Washington progressively imposed import duties of 15% on Airbus jets from 2019 after a prolonged dispute at the World Trade Organization, and the EU responded with matching tariffs on Boeing jets a year later. Wine, whisky and other goods are also affected.
 
“This dispute, which is now an old dispute, has put us in a lose-lose situation,” Airbus Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said in a radio interview.
 
“We have ended up in a situation where wisdom would normally…

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