Correspondent in Washington
Friday night, President Trump's trade representative raised the Airbus surcharge by 10% to 15%. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has authorized the United States to punish the European Union to the tune of $ 7.5 billion since last fall. The institution considers that Boeing has suffered a loss of this amount due to the French, British, German and Spanish aid granted to Airbus for the launch of new models. For American Airbus customers, the additional turn is considered “tolerable”. The White House is aware of the need not to penalize American airlines that operate Airbuses too much. Especially since the European aircraft manufacturer employs many American suppliers.
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The United States added a 25% tax on butcher and kitchen knives from France and Germany to its retaliation list. They also
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