Bombardier wins trade dispute in US

Bombardier wins trade dispute in US
From BBC - January 26, 2018

A Canadian aerospace firm which faced damaging import tariffs on one of its jets has won a trade dispute in the United States.

The UK government had suspected that Bombardier would lose and unions feared sales and UK jobs connected to the C-Series would be hit.

But in a surprise ruling, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) rejected a complaint brought by Boeing.

PM Theresa May welcomed the move, calling it "good news" for UK industry.

"Bombardier and its innovative workforce play a vital role in the Northern Ireland economy," she said.

The ITC voted 4-0 in favour of Bombardier.

They ruled that there was no injury to US manufacturers, effectively forcing the US Commerce Department to reverse course on retaliatory countermeasures designed to protect Boeing.

Tariffs of 292% will not now be imposed on orders of C-Series planes by American carriers.

About 50 companies in the UK supply Bombardier with parts for the C-Series.


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