Airbus Proceeds to end 16 Decades of litigation, Ending US tariffs

European planemaker Airbus says it’s taking the previous step to finish 16 decades of litigation with the United States in the World Trade Organization over subsidies.

The maker said it will finish a method of financial aid from France and Spain the WTO had deemed unfair and illegal to rival Boeing.

The U.S. tariffs coated not just Airbus airplanes but also a variety of conventional European exports, but from Gouda cheese into single-malt whiskey.

The Airbus situation centers around the so-called launch help from European nations that WTO judges ruled had impeded earnings for aircraft by Boeing from the twin-aisle and quite large aircraft economies.

Airbus said Friday it had agreed to make modifications to the system of fiscal aid.

“After 16 decades of litigation in the World Trade Organisation, this can be the last measure to block the long-standing dispute and eliminates any justification for U.S. tariffs,” the firm stated.

A WTO official said the trade body has not received any communication from the European Union on this subject, also declined to comment further.