3. Measures relating to “materials covered by this agreement” relate to trade measures related to direct and indirect state assistance within the meaning of this agreement. It does not include any measures relating to dumping, intellectual property protection or cartel law or competition law. 1.2 For the purposes of this agreement, “civilian aircraft” is defined as (a) all aircraft other than military aircraft and (b) all other products covered by Section 1.1. 5) “indirect state assistance”: financial support from a government or public body located in the territory of a contracting party for aeronautical applications, including research and development activities, demonstration projects and the development of military aircraft that have an identifiable advantage for the development or production of one or more specific major civilian aircraft programs; This paragraph states that “the signatories agree to avoid any inducement to sell or purchase civilian aircraft from a particular source, which would result in discrimination against the suppliers of any signatory.” Where a party has reason to believe that other indirect government assistance results in an identifiable reduction in the cost of large civilian aircraft, the parties consult on the quantification of these reductions and insert them into the calculation described above. 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. 8479.89 Machinery and mechanical devices with individual functions not mentioned or included elsewhere in Chapter 84: starter engines, non-electric; Propeller regulators, non-electric; servomotors, non-electric; non-electric windshield wipers; hydropneumatic accumulators; pneumatic starters for turbo jets, turboprops or other gas turbines; Specially designed for aircraft; mechanical actuators for thrust reversals; Humidifier and dehumidifier 8.3. In addition, with regard to future major civil aircraft programmes, the contracting parties communicate, at the time of the Government`s commitment, the following specific information on the development assistance of each of the governments providing it: – development assistance programmes and policies, such as financial aid, loans and infrastructure financing; it is considered that the use of this aid for the purchase of civilian aircraft does not fall into this category, as the granting of these funds is not conditional on the completion of such a purchase (1), 1.
For the purposes of this appendix, the “civil air vehicle” is defined as defined in Article 1 of the GATT Agreement on the Trade in Civil Aircraft. 4.3. At the time of the development aid commitment to be paid, aircraft charges are calculated on the following basis: 10.1. The parties strive to avoid trade conflicts in the matters covered by this agreement (3). 8.2. In addition, with respect to past government obligations for major civil aircraft programs covered by Article 2, a complete list of these obligations is provided separately by the parties to this agreement that have already been paid or linked, including information on the nature of the repayment obligation and the expected repayment period. Annual payments and refunds related to these programs, on an aggregate basis, are also communicated to the other party for any government providing these aids. In addition, one of the parties informs the other party of this agreement of any changes that make the terms of these aid commitments more favourable to the recipient, including: changes to the repayment period, non-repayment of aid or reductions in planned repayments.
This multilateral agreement came into force on 1 January 1980.