Breaking late this evening, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted 4:0 against Boeing, in the case it raised against Bombardier and it’s C Series aircraft.
Bombardier CSeries CS100 – Image, Bombardier
The US ITC voted unanimously that there was no harm to Boeing – and that the threatened import tariffs will not be applied. No reasons were given.
US ITC votes unanimously: No injury for Boeing! Bombardier wins! pic.twitter.com/c6HnfsnLSi
— Stephen Trimble (@FG_STrim) January 26, 2018
The ruling, which threatened to put an import tariff of 292% on imports of the C Series into the USA is currently moot, and will be imposed on orders of C-Series planes by American carriers.
In a statement, Bombardier are celebrating the win stating:
— Bombardier Inc. (@Bombardier) January 26, 2018
Airbus – the soon to be partner in the C Series is also happy, stating:
T. Enders: “We are happy to see that the ITC concurred with our views. We will carry on full steam with our C series project, focusing on addressing the needs of our airline customers and creating more and new, high-skill manufacturing jobs in the US.” pic.twitter.com/fX8q31wDLw
— Airbus PRESS (@AirbusPRESS) January 26, 2018
Boeing on the other hand are less than happy, stating :
After losing Trade Commission case vs. @Bombardier, @boeing says, “We will not stand by as Bombardier’s illegal business practices continue to harm American workers and the aerospace industry they support.”
— Phil LeBeau (@Lebeaucarnews) January 26, 2018
The actions of the US ITC will have consequences as the industry works out what to do next.
But for one of the C Series biggest customers – Delta – it’s full steam ahead.
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