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The Boeing-Airbus “Can of Stink.” EUMA Papers, Vol. 5, No. 2 January 2008

Alvarez-Perez, Fernando. (2008) The Boeing-Airbus “Can of Stink.” EUMA Papers, Vol. 5, No. 2 January 2008. [Policy Paper]

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    The European Union and the United States have the largest trading relationship in the world, comprising about 60% of world trade (Perdikis and Read 267). They are also the greatest proponents of trade liberalization and multilateral trade cooperating in the world. Boeing was the undisputed king of aircraft manufacturing for most of the 20th century. Airbus has been encroaching upon that position since the 1970s. In 2000, Airbus dethroned Boeing in terms of sales, and the two have been in a bitter battle since. A subsidy dispute currently underway between Boeing (supported by the US) and Airbus (supported by the EU – mostly from Germany, England, France and Spain) could have devastating consequences upon that relationship and their credibility in promoting neoliberal values abroad. Most trade disputes are solved through consultation, without the need for a ruling by the World Trade Organization. Unlike most others, dispute regarding aircraft has elicited a special and unprecedented aggression on the part of these two trading partners.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > transport policy
    EU policies and themes > External relations > international trade
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > business/private economic activity
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > University of Miami, Florida-EU Center of Excellence > EUMA Papers Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2008
    Page Range: p. 10
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:52

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