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France: U.S. must comply fast with WTO Boeing ruling

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France said that the United States must comply with a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling this week against U.S. tax breaks for Boeing.

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France said that failure to do so would give the EU legal basis for retaliatory measures.

The WTO said this week that a tax break from Washington state to help Boeing develop its new 777X jetliner was a prohibited subsidy, in a setback for the U.S. planemaker as it eyes victory in a parallel case against Airbus.

"The United States must quickly comply with the decision and put an end to these illegal measures," the French finance ministry said in a statement.

"If not, the European Union will have the legal grounds to adopt retaliatory measures concerning goods coming in from the United States," it added.

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