8-9 NOVEMBER 2007: 34TH MEETING OF THE PARTICIPANTS TO THE ASU
The Participants to the Aircraft Sector Understanding (ASU) met in Paris at the OECD for their first substantive discussions following the entry into force of the ASU last July. During the meeting, the Participants to the ASU (Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Community, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the United States) reviewed the first months of operation of the new ASU and expressed general satisfaction with the implementation process.
The Participants also discussed a number of technical questions relating to the interpretation of the text in order to clarify some outstanding issues; in this context they were informed of views submitted by the Aviation Working Group. The Participants also had a first discussion on possible enlargement of participation in the ASU in the light of the production by Russia and China of regional jets, as well as on the first review of the ASU scheduled for 2008.
The next meeting of the Participants to the ASU has been scheduled for the week of 21 April 2008.