Is the End in Sight? 17 Years of the Airbus-Boeing Dispute – Webinar
In October 2004 the U.S. hauled Airbus in front of the World Trade Organization, calling European loans to Airbus illegal subsidies. Since then, there have been counter-complaints and negotiations and appeals. Meanwhile, a global pandemic has walloped the aerospace industry, and China is making a serious run at getting into the civilian airliner market.
In March 2021 the new U.S. Administration reached agreements with the UK and the EU to “pause” tariffs in the dispute for an initial period of four months to give negotiators time to see if a settlement can be reached. Three months into the pause, what progress has been made (if any)? Is there a settlement to be had, and if so, what might it look like? And if not, what would a return to tariffs mean for the aerospace industry specifically and for transatlantic (and global) trade in general?
Our expert panelists – from both sides of the Atlantic — will review the state of play offer perspectives on the way forward. Our attorneys will review the history of the dispute and summarize the specific complaints as well as update us on the status of the talks, while our manufacturers will review how the issue has impacted their firms in the past as well as consider how a resolution (or non-resolution) might affect future operational and investment decisions.
● Jan de Beer, Office member-in-Charge | Lexington, KY, Frost Brown Todd LLC
● Philippe Garnier, CEO & General Manager, Safran Landing Systems
● Andrew Tetley, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Andrew TetleyPartner Reed Smith LLP
Andrew is a French avocat and English solicitor with broad experience in commercial litigation, international arbitration and project work. Andrew previously practised for over 10 years in New Zealand as a barrister and solicitor, after a number of years with a leading firm of solicitors in the UK. Andrew now has over 10 years professional experience in Paris, in near balance with his common law experience. Alongside his principal work in arbitration, Andrew appears in French civil and administrative courts, including at appellate level. He is also a Solicitor-Advocate (Civil Advocacy) and therefore has rights of audience in all of the higher courts in England.
Jan De BeerOffice Member-in-Charge | Lexington, KY - Frost Brown Todd LLC
Jan concentrates his practice in the area of international regulation and trade with a particular focus on import and export matters, customs regulations, labeling requirements, and transaction licensing. Jan has significant experience in counseling clients as to their responsibilities under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and export licensing obligations under the Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) and the Department of State’s International Traffic In Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). In addition, he advises companies and individuals in matters relating to U.S. embargoes and sanctions, with experience in both the voluntary disclosure of violations and obtaining appropriate licenses for international transactions. He also assists companies importing goods into the United States with customs law issues, including classification and valuation of products; Customs duty protests; and country of origin and other labeling requirements.
Philippe GarnierCEO & General Manager - Safran Landing Systems
Philippe is the CEO of the Safran Landing Systems Kentucky (previously known as A-Carb and MessierBugatti USA) in Walton, Kentucky. He is also the Vice President of the Carbon production plant. He
began his career with Messier-Bugatti as Quality Engineer in the Montrouge France facility in 1987. He
has served in the areas of Quality, Engineering, and Supply Chain management in both France and the
United States. He joined A-Carb (now SLS KY USA) in March 2001 as Quality Manager, then Vice
President of the Wheels & Brakes facility in June 2008, then Vice President of the Carbon facility in July
2014. He became CEO of the site (Wheels and Brakes facility and Carbon Facility) in January 2015.
Philippe holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, a Master’s Degree in
Science in Inorganic Chemistry and Materials, and a post-graduate degree in Materials Science