United States secretary of commerce sides with Boeing on Bombardier dispute

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"Boeing is using its meritless complaint as cover to close the U.S. market, which is one of the biggest in the world, to new entrants such as Bombardier's C Series aircraft", Turner said.

United States secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross has found in favour of United States-based manufacturer Boeing in a dispute over aircraft sales.

Now that the Commerce Department has decided the amount of the tariff, the final decision on whether to implement the 292.21% duty moves to the US International Trade Commission.

Boeing launched the trade case in April, arguing that governments in Canada and Britain subsidized the plane's development which allowed Bombardier to sell it at unfairly low prices.

The final AD rate was set at 79.82 percent and the final CVD rate was set at 212.39 percent, down roughly 7 percent from the preliminary CVD.

"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 said in a news release.

USA trade officials are expected to confirm massive tariffs on Bombardier planes Tuesday in a case that has inflamed relations between Washington and Ottawa.

Bombardier criticised the near-300% duties, saying its plan of partnering with the European company Airbus to launch the CSeries assembly from a production line in Mobile, Alabama, would make it an American company.

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"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.

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.

In order to uphold the Commerce Department-proposed tariff, the International Trade Commission must find that imports of the C-Series planes will materially hurt Boeing.

"Today's decision validates Boeing's complaints about the Bombardier prices in the USA, prices that have harmed our workforce and the American industry", said Boeing in a press release. Boeing, Bombardier and Delta presented arguments to the ITC this week. Bombardier calls Boeing's criticism unfounded, saying that the USA company's entire case has been overtaken by events.

The US Commerce Department announced on 20 December that Bombardier CS100s ordered by Delta Air Lines could face a 292.21% tariff if they cross into the U.S. in a partially or fully assembled state.

Bombardier argues that they wouldn't since Boeing does not make an aircraft the size of the 100- to 130-seat CS 100.

Boeing, she said, is seeking to "advance its market dominance by excluding Bombardier's C Series aircraft from the U.S. market".

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