The decision by the US Trade Representative (USTR) to increase the tariff on airplanes imported from the EU from 10 – 15%, as part of a 15-year-long dispute over subsidies, was slammed by European airframe maker Airbus in a statement.  On Friday USTR announced that it would be making the increase, along with other minor alterations in the ongoing trade dispute between the US and EU, effective from March 18, 2020. Airbus responded with a statement that the move would create instability and increase costs for the end users and negatively impact the US airline industry itself.  “Airbus deeply regrets USTR’s decision to increase

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