USA confirms 300% duties on disputed Bombardier jets, a win for Boeing

The Bombardier Aerospace plant in east Belfast

In an unfortunate move for Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its decision to finalize the 300% import duty levied on its aircrafts. 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.

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

In October, European aerospace giant Airbus, Boeing's chief rival, said it would take a majority stake in the C Series program.

"The C Series would not even exist at this point but for those subsidies", Boeing said, adding that the support enabled the company "to dump aircraft into the USA market at absurdly low prices".

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.

Bellemare says the Alabama facility is crucial to a deal Bombardier has to provide Delta Air Lines with 75 CS100 planes.

Boeing, which launched the trade case in April, is arguing that Canadian and British governments are subsidizing the plane's cost, allowing Bombardier to sell into the US market at unfairly low prices. Investigations "established beyond question that Bombardier has taken billions of dollars in illegal government subsidies to prop up its C Series program", Boeing said after the hearing.

Bombardier calls Boeing's criticism unfounded, saying that the US company's entire case has been overtaken by events.

The partnership with Airbus means there is "no chance Boeing will be harmed by imports", said Mike Nadolski, vice president of public affairs at Bombardier. "That's years of lost production and deliveries for Boeing, years of lost work for our employees, and years of lost work for our US suppliers", Boeing Executive Vice President Kevin McAllister said.

The tariff will apply "regardless of whether they enter the United States fully or partially assembled", the Commerce Department says.

Bombardier said it turned over the Delta sales contract but can not accurately estimate the cost and price of those planes because they are being built and delivered in coming years. The U.S. decision means that the relations between the country and its neighbor, Canada are likely to be terribly strained.

Canada's government will review the final determinations to consider next steps and options for appeal, she said.

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