Bombardier US tax row threatens Boeing's business with the UK

Bombardier US tax row threatens Boeing's business with the UK

Bombardier US tax row threatens Boeing's business with the UK

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. "The government will continue to work with the company to protect jobs, vital in Northern Ireland ", she added.

Boeing alleged that Delta is receiving those planes at far below Bombardier's cost, and that subsidies from the Canadian and Quebec governments enabled Bombardier to win the key order from a USA airline.

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday recommended a 219.63 percent tariff on the delivery of Bombardier's C Series jetliner in a dispute between the Canadian company and Boeing.

"This is a decision very disappointing, but this is not the end of the process, and other steps will follow", said it hoped the decision by the united states to be the object of a confirmation by 12 December.

Trade unions have warned that tariffs could make Bombardier question whether to stay in Northern Ireland, where it employs over 4,000 people.

"This is not the behaviour we expect of Boeing and could indeed jeopardise our future relationship with Boeing."

The US International Trade Commission will consider the case ahead of a final ruling in February.

It also cited the one billion USA dollars Bombardier received from the Canadian provincial government in Quebec in 2015 when its fortunes appeared to be ailing.

Around 1,000 workers in the east Belfast factory are directly employed on the C-Series project, but the firm has always stated that the future of the entire site relies on the success of the C-Series.

OTTAWA-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined the chorus of condemnation over a USA government decision to slap a 220 per cent duty on the sale of Bombardier jets, stating Wednesday that he's "disappointed" by the move and vowing to fight for Canadian jobs.

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Fallon said Boeing was a "major defence partner", and stood to "gain a lot of British defence spending".

Speaking outside the House of Commons on Wednesday, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair ridiculed the threat to terminate a non-existent contract as weak, and called on the prime minister to take up the trade dispute directly with U.S. President Donald Trump.

With one preliminary ruling out of the way, the Commerce Department will now turn its attention to whether Bombardier "dumped" its CS100s into the US market by selling them below cost.

Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster, on whom May relies for her parliamentary majority in Westminster, also said that the United States move to impose steep tariffs was "very disappointing".

Tuesday's ruling was a stunning turn in the dispute, as Boeing had been asking for an 80 per cent duty.

Bombardier had been under financial pressure and invested large sums in its new jet programme, which is crucial to many jobs in the city.

Ross Murdoch, the GMB union's national officer, said the initial ruling was a "hammer blow" to Belfast and risked sending shockwaves through Northern Ireland's economy.

"The U.S. values its relationships with Canada, but even our closest allies must play by the rules", said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a statement.

The UK government has contracts with the American aerospace firm in the hundreds of millions of pounds.

The Montreal-based manufacturer said Boeing was "seeking to use a skewed process to stifle competition and prevent USA airlines and their passengers from benefiting from the C Series".

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