The US Department of Commerce has ruled against Bombardier in the subsidy case filed by Boeing.
Boeing has being complaining that Bombardier sold 110-to-130 seat aircraft below cost in the U.S. market while benefiting unfair subsidies from Canada and UK.
In 2016, Delta airlines ordered 75 C-Series in a discounted price, which triggered the issue between Boeing and Bombardier. The list price of CSeries starts at $79.5 million, but carriers usually receive discounts of about 50 percent.
The ruling proposes an interim tariff of 219.63% on the import of Bombardier’s C-Series jet to the US.
The governments and trade unions fear that ruling is a threat to 4100 staff working at Belfast Bombardier factories in Northern Island, and for the staff working in 15 small aerospace companies that depended on Bombardier.
“The U.S. values its relationships with Canada, but even our closest allies must play by the rules.”..”The subsidization of goods by foreign governments is something that the Trump Administration takes very seriously,” the Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, said.