The Civil Aircraft Trade Agreement (Aircraft Agreement) requires signatories to remove tariffs on civil aircraft, engines, flight simulators and related parts and components, and to make these benefits available to other signatories on a non-discriminatory basis. In addition, the signatories have tentatively agreed to provide duty-free treatment for soil maintenance simulators, although this position is not covered by the current agreement. Brief information on the Multilateral Civil Aircraft Trade Agreement Links to the Civil Aircraft Section of the WTO Guide On the Basis of the WTO. 4.4 The signatories agree to avoid any inducement to sell or purchase civilian aircraft from a particular source that would discriminate against signatory suppliers. concerned with eliminating the adverse effects on the trade of civilian civilian aircraft resulting from state assistance in the design, production and marketing of civilian aircraft, while considering that such public assistance would not in itself be considered a trade distortion; While the European Union, in its transatlantic dispute over subsidies to civil aircraft, had sought permission from the World Trade Organization to impose a penalty in excess of the $7.5 billion granted to the US government, it ultimately failed to convince the WTO of its case. It came into force on 1 January 1980 and is one of two multilateral WTO agreements (with the Public Procurement Agreement) that are in force only for WTO members who have accepted it. Browse or download the text of the Multilateral Agreement on Civil Aircraft Trade in Gateway 2.1.1, which must be eliminated by January 1, 1980 or on the effective date of this agreement, all customs duties and other taxes (2) that are levied on the importation of goods for customs purposes under their respective tariff positions in the Schedule , if these products are intended to be used in a civilian aircraft and to be admitted to that aircraft as part of their manufacture, repair, maintenance, restoration, modification or processing; This multilateral agreement came into force on 1 January 1980. There are signatories: . Most WTO agreements are multilateral because they are signed by all WTO members. The Civil Aircraft Trade Agreement is one of the multilateral agreements signed by a small number of WTO members. It eliminates import tariffs on all non-military aircraft, as well as any other civilian aircraft engine covered by the agreement, as well as on their parts and components, all components and subsets of civilian aircraft, and flight simulators and their parts and components.
(d) all ground flight simulators and their parts and components, whether used as original or replacement equipment for the manufacture, repair, maintenance, reconstruction, modification or redevelopment of civilian aircraft. The WTO`s work on the trade in civil aircraft is carried out by the Civil Aircraft Trade Committee and its technical subcommittee. The current chair is. 4.1 Buyers of civil aircraft should be given the opportunity to select suppliers based on commercial and technological factors. 5.1 Signatories do not apply quantitative restrictions (import quotas) or import certificate requirements to limit imports of civilcivil aircraft in a manner inconsistent with the existing GATT provisions. This does not exclude GATT-compatible surveillance or import permit systems. concerned with providing fair and equitable competition for their civil aviation activities and involving their manufacturers in the expansion of the global civil aircraft market; “All civil aircraft repairs covered by Article 2.1.2 of the Civil Aircraft Trade Agreement are exempt from customs duties or tariffs (the term “repairs” includes maintenance, reconstruction, processing and processing).” 5.2 Signatories do not apply quantitative restrictions or export certificates or similar requirements to restrict the exhibition