US Upholds Import Tariff on Bombardier


Boeing said Bombardier hurt its chances of selling its 737 airplane in the US, which Bombardier denies.In a twist, European aerospace company Airbus, Boeing's chief rival, swooped in October, agreeing to buy a majority stake in the struggling C Series program.Bombardier plans to build the planes in Mobile, Alabama, where Airbus assembles narrow-body jets.

In its final determination released Wednesday, the department said it will impose duties of 292.21%, down from 299.45% set in the preliminary phase. Mulvaney eyed for interim head of consumer agency Wilbur Ross sued by former colleagues Bloomberg drops estimate of Commerce secretary's wealth to 0M MORE in a statement.

"The United States is committed to a free, fair and reciprocal trade and will always stand up for American workers and companies being harmed by unfair imports", he adds.

The International Trade Commission will make its final injury determination by February 1, and if injury is found, Commerce will issue AD and CVD orders.

Ross ruled Canada-based Bombardier received government subsidies and sold its C-Series jets below cost price in the U.S., a step likely to lead to tariffs of more than 200 per cent on the plane.

"They have presented us with the impossible and then made us swallow the unacceptable", said Yvon Paiement, president of Local 712 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and overseas, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

"The Government of Canada is deeply troubled by the protectionist nature of Boeing's allegations, which seek to advance its market dominance by excluding Bombardier's C Series aircraft from the USA market", Freehand said.

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Boeing celebrated its victory Wednesday.

"We will review today's final determinations to consider next steps and our options for appeal", she said in a statement. The case has been a sore point in U.S. The three countries have been struggling to update the 23-year-old pact.

The department has imposed tariffs of almost 300 per cent on imports of the jet after rival Boeing complained that it had received unfair subsidies.

Susan Fitzgerald, the Unite regional officer for Bombardier in NI said: "This decision poses a devastating risk for the Northern Ireland economy".

The Commerce Department, however, said that Bombardier, Boeing and the Canadian government have agreed that the proposed Airbus-Bombardier partnership does not impact the case.

The fight, which has contributed to escalating trade tensions between the USA and Canada, stems from a 2016 sale of 75 C-Series jets to Delta Air Lines.