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Montevideo, September 20th 2018 - 02:53 UTC

Relief in Canada and North Ireland: Bombadier wins trade dispute with the US

Saturday, January 27th 2018 - 09:15 UTC
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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 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
A spokesperson for Boeing said it was “disappointed” by the ITC's decision and that it would “review the detailed conclusions when they are released”. A spokesperson for Boeing said it was “disappointed” by the ITC's decision and that it would “review the detailed conclusions when they are released”.

The 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. One thousand jobs in Belfast, where the wings for the plane are made, depend on its success.

A spokesperson for Bombardier said the ITC's decision was ”a victory for innovation, competition and the rule of law.“

”The C-Series is the most innovative and efficient new aircraft in a generation.,“ they said. ”Its development and production represent thousands of jobs in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.“

A spokesperson for Boeing said it was ”disappointed“ by the ITC's decision and that it would ”review the detailed conclusions when they are released“.

Steve Turner, Unite assistant general secretary said it was ”the right decision“. He added Bombardier workers in Northern Ireland and throughout the supply chain in UK ”will be breathing a huge sigh of relief“.

Business Secretary Greg Clark said it was ”excellent news for the dedicated workforce in Northern Ireland and supply chain across the UK, who have a great future ahead“.

”The decision by the International Trade Commission confirms what the UK and Canadian Governments working hand in hand has maintained from the outset, that this case is unjustified. We are pleased that the ITC have now recognised this,” he said.

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  • Chicureo

    Patrick Edgar

    Are you still insanely suggesting the majority of us here don't know the truth! What an outrageous insult against our moral conscientiousness! Despite our offers of an olive branch of peace and enlightenment, you brusquely deny the awareness of truth! You would be surprised to see just how swiftly an Argentine would steal someone's property being when he has absolute no claim. We've shown you an infinite patience and we certainty find ourselves severely disappointed in your stubbornness to accept truth. As you have already agreed however with the fact that even so, “the Junta was stupidly tactless and brutal.” They could've done things completely differently, to where it would have put Argentina in such a position of exhibiting their own self serving thievery and the war would have never come to the islands, and maybe even today, as islands are free and independent. With Argentina looking like a spineless mongrel hound leaving them alone. Obviously because the weakening of the Argentine military today and demoralization of the country a retaking of the Falklands will never occur.
    Q.E.D.

    Jan 27th, 2018 - 09:00 pm +3
  • Clyde15

    P.E

    Are you really so obtuse that you have not seen the heading for International News in the MercoPress banner.

    You again show your ignorance by trying to equate the ruling by the ITC about a CIVILIAN airliner with Britain and America's War-Machine issues,

    Are you really that stupid or are you just making a special attempt at attention seeking.

    Your posts are now becoming a bit of entertainment as nobody but you takes them seriously.
    It's just your way of injecting your obvious bile and hatred against the UK.

    Jan 27th, 2018 - 11:05 am +2
  • Clyde15

    Chic.

    We will see to that !

    Jan 28th, 2018 - 12:12 am +1
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