Amusing that they’re still bloviating about this

The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday finalised steep anti-subsidy duties on Bombardier Inc’s CSeries jets, setting up the next round of a fierce international trade dispute between the United States and Canada.

The move announced by the department to impose duties of nearly 300 percent stems from a complaint by rival Boeing Co.

The company claimed Bombardier had been unfairly and illegally subsidised by the Canadian government, allowing the planemaker to dump its newest jetliner in the U.S. market below cost.

“Today’s decision validates Boeing’s complaints regarding Bombardier’s pricing in the United States, pricing that has harmed our workforce and U.S. industry,” Boeing said in a statement after the department decision.

Delta Air Lines, the second largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, has an order for 75 of the 100-to-150 seat CSeries jets.

Airbus now owns 50.1% of the Bombardier C Series. They will be assembled inside the US as a result.

Both Boeing and Wilbur Ross will be able to go fuck themselves.

6 comments on “Amusing that they’re still bloviating about this

  1. And so Trump gets more jobs in America.

    This is not ideal. But it does seem to be a long-running US policy.

  2. ‘This is not ideal.’

    What is not? You don’t define what you think is wrong any more than Tim does.

  3. And so Trump gets more jobs in America.

    The dispute predated Trump’s election and the findings are based in statute enacted prior to Trump’s election. This has nothing to do with Donald Trump (unless you’re Rosie O’Donnell, Bette Midler or Will Wheaton).

    Please try to avoid sounding like Richard Murphy or any of the three aforementioned fools in the future… It does not suit you.

  4. One of the small ironies of living in Canada with the Dauphin in charge is that our best hope of rational economic policy in a number of areas (marketing boards, subsidies to Bombardier, energy exports, for three), is that Trump will impose them on us. Make Canada Great Again!

  5. Gamecock – “What is not? You don’t define what you think is wrong any more than Tim does.”

    Forcing people to build things behind a protectionist barrier is not optimal trade policy. It is probably not even all that good for America in the long run. If this was aimed at the Chinese or some other quasi-competitor that would be another story, but it isn’t. What is the point of screwing a Canadian company?

    Dennis the Peasant

    I did say it seemed to be a long-running – that is, pre-Trump – policy. I did not blame Trump for this at all. I just said he was going to be the beneficiary.

    The US behaviour of late does seem odd. They have used money laundering charges to shake down foreign banks, they have used bogus safety checks to persecute foreign car companies – Takata has been driven out of business even though their “flaw” may not exist. This is not good for world trade.

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