Airbus case: MEPs to discuss US tariffs to be levied on European goods
The expected effects of a recent WTO decision to allow heavy US tariffs on European goods are up for a debate with Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on Wednesday.
These tariffs will compensate for illegal subsidies given to Airbus.
The WTO authorised the US to hit EU products with tariffs worth $7.5 billion (€6.8 billion). Tariffs of 10 percent on Airbus and 25 percent on various products including Scottish whisky, French cheese and Spanish olive oil will enter into force on 18 October.