Brussels on Thursday sought WTO approval for trade sanctions against Washington worth $12 billion a year, the latest twist of a long-running EU-US row over subsidies to aviation giants Airbus and Boeing.
The Boeing logo and name are seen on a building at Boeing's new facilities in North Charlston, South Carolina. The European Union has said it is asking the World Trade Organization to impose "counter-measures" on the US worth $12 billion a year for illegal subsidies to Boeing.
A statement by the EU's executive said it was requesting the World Trade Organization "allow the imposition of counter-measures against the United States" worth $12 billion a year, in what was dubbed the largest WTO penalty ever requested.
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