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Aug. 3 Deadline for Submitting Information on Distorting Subsidies for Three Foreign Airlines

Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The departments of State, Commerce and Transportation have established Aug. 3 as the deadline for submitting information to be used in their review of claims that three foreign airlines have received and are benefitting from subsidies from the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar that are distorting the global aviation market. Further, additional materials commenting on any information submitted is due no later than Aug. 24. The agencies have also provided additional guidance on the submission of information that is believed to be exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, such as trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person that is privileged and confidential.

According to a joint notice, considerable information has been received from stakeholders already, but no decision has yet been made on what action, if any, may be taken in the future.

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