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NABI Applauds the Mutual Suspension Implementation by the US and EU Airbus and Boeing Tarriffs

“I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Casablanca (1942)

NABI Press Release (2021-4) – March 10, 2021

NABI Gives a Standing Ovation and Applauds the Implementation Today of the Mutual

Suspension by United States and European Union of the Airbus and Boeing Tariffs for

“Actions speak louder than words” said Robert M. Tobiassen, NABI President on the formal

implementation of the four-month suspension of the Airbus and Boeing tariffs and praised the

Biden/Harris Administration for its efforts early in the term to build back better the relationships

with the traditional trade partners. “The early nomination and confirmation hearing for

Katherine Tai as the 19th United States Trade Representative and the recent mutual suspensions

announced by the United Kingdom, European Union, and United States are outstanding

outcomes of the new Administration’s skills at multi-tasking crucial policy challenges on

COVID vaccine distributions, economic relief, supply chain sustainability, and trade policies.

With Ms. Tai’s pending confirmation by the Senate, the future of trade for the U.S. feels so

much more positive” he added. NABI commends and appreciates the trade work of the

European Commission that brings us to these mutual suspensions.

Moving forward there is still much work still to do in these four months to foster a successful

settlement negotiation of the large civil aircraft subsidy scheme. NABI wishes UTRA Nominee

Tai and European Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis an earnest and successful

discussion. “NABI really hopes that as the four months of negotiations rigorously move

forward” said Tobiassen, “that good faith negotiations will lead to good relations and trust that

foster the EU to consider suspending the doubling of the steel and aluminum tariffs in June.”

This week, USTR announced a conclusion with the EU on WTO quota adjustments for the EU

resulting from the UK departure from the EU. He added, “Building off of these early successes

with the EU creates confidence and good will to take on enormous pending trade policies on

Digital Services Tax (DST) and worldwide steel and aluminum overcapacity down the road.”

For the USTR Notice click here.

For further information, please contact NABI at or (202) 393-




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