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Japan Joins World Trade Organization Case on China Aircraft Tax

  • Canada, European Union have applied to join as third parties
  • U.S. says Chinese tax discriminates against imported planes

Japan has applied to observe World Trade Organization proceedings against China that the U.S. initiated over alleged tax discrimination on imported airplanes, joining Canada and the European Union in asking to participate as an interested third party.

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. are among major suppliers to Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. The measures identified in the U.S. complaint, lodged Dec. 10, could adversely affect parts from Japan used in planes destined for China, Japan said in a request it filed Monday.