Boeing ‘unjustified’ in Bombardier row
The Northern Ireland Secretary has said that the action taken by Boeing in a trade dispute with Bombardier is "unjustified and unwarranted".
James Brokenshire was speaking at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.
Jobs in Belfast could be at risk after the US opted to impose a 220% import tariff on Bombardier's C-Series jet.
Mr Brokenshire said he was "deeply disappointed" by the determination.
He added: "I say to Boeing this case is unjustified and unwarranted. This action is not what is expected of a long-term partner to the UK."
He urged Boeing to "get round the table and secure a negotiated outcome to this dispute quickly".
Bombardier employs about 4,000 people in Northern Ireland. About 1,000 are linked to the C-Series, the wings of which are made at a purpose-built factory in Belfast.