A level playing field is vital to fostering a climate of global industrial excellence and collective security. Boeing believes the commercial success of products and services should be driven by their merits rather than by market-distorting actions. To that end, Boeing promotes globally accepted rules-based trade to enable fair competition within the aerospace industry.
In May 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ended a 14-year dispute when it released its final decision that found the European Union (EU) has failed to honor multiple previous rulings and has provided billions of euros of illegal subsidies to European aircraft maker Airbus. This landmark ruling by the WTO Appellate Body is the final decision in this case, which was initiated in 2006.
WTO issues final ruling in Airbus illegal subsides case