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In its communication, the US says that "it appears that China exempts the sale of certain domestically produced aircraft, including general aviation, regional, and agricultural aircraft, from the value-added tax (VAT), while imported aircraft continue to be subject to the VAT".

> Further information will be available within the next few days in document WT/DS501/1

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The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO. Consultations give the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to find a satisfactory solution without proceeding further with litigation. After 60 days, if consultations have failed to resolve the dispute, the complainant may request adjudication by a panel.

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