The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has cleared US proposals of countervailing tariffs against European subsidies to Airbus. The US tariffs turn out to be relatively modest, but the US could raise them to up to 100 percent. According to researchers at the Kiel Institute, France, Germany, and Great Britain are the countries most affected by the tariffs that will come into force on Friday (October 18, 2019). The EU would be well advised not to impose countering tariffs but to engage in negotiations at the WTO. Otherwise the situation could escalate, creating GDP costs of 1 bn Euro per year in Germany alone.