US And EU Will Work Together To Confront China In The Aerospace Industry, Trade Official Says



Robert Delaney | South China Morning Post

Washington plans to cooperate with the European Union on confronting China’s non-market practices in the aerospace industry, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Wednesday.

Washington’s top trade official also promoted trilateral cooperationwith the EU and Japan as the best way forward to build economic ties with “democratic values”, and dodged a question about whether President Joe Biden’s administration plans to negotiate an entry to a Pacific Rim trade bloc that his predecessor Donald Trump withdrew from.

An agreement last year between the US and the EU over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus has given them a foundation to address “harmful” practices Beijing uses in its drive to compete in the global commercial aircraft market, Tai said in a virtual discussion organised by the Dublin-based Institute of International and European Affairs.

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