Monday 20 August 2018

Northern Ireland's Bombardier wins case against 'ridiculous' US tariff proposals

Bombardier employs around 4,000 workers in the North, with teams here building the wings of the C Series planes, and part of the fuselage
Bombardier employs around 4,000 workers in the North, with teams here building the wings of the C Series planes, and part of the fuselage
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Bombardier has won its case against US proposals to impose 292% tariffs on the company’s imports to America, the US International Trade Commission said.

The USITC said Atlanta-based Delta Airlines’ order of Bombardier’s C Series passenger jets does “not injure US industry”.

Bombardier's boss previously blasted the US Government's decision to enforce a massive tariff on the sale of its part-Belfast made planes to US buyers.

Alain Bellemare said the decision was "ridiculous", and claimed there was "no case" for rival Boeing's complaint.

Union leaders also warned that jobs could be "crushed" if the proposal came through.

Bombardier employs around 4,000 workers in the North, with teams here building the wings of the C Series planes, and part of the fuselage.

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