US im­poses yet more tar­riffs on NI firm

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Worldwide -

The US De­part­ment of Com­merce has again ruled against aerospace firm Bom­bardier in its dis­pute with ri­val Boe­ing.

Fur­ther tar­iffs of 80pc has been im­posed on the im­port of Bom­bardier’s C-Se­ries jet to the US for al­leged be­low­cost sell­ing — on top of an ear­lier 220pc tar­iff re­lated to sub­si­dies Bom­bardier got from Canada and the UK.

There have been warn­ings that the im­port tar­iffs could threaten Bom­bardier jobs in Belfast and also in 15 smaller aerospace firms in North­ern Ire­land which make com­po­nents for C-Se­ries wings.

The de­ci­sion un­der­scored the de­fen­sive trade pol­icy of US president Trump, and could ef­fec­tively halt sales of Bom­bardier’s new plane to US air­lines by qua­dru­pling the cost of the jets im­ported to the United States.

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