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Canada and U.K. Take on Boeing at U.S. Trade Tribunal


(Alexander Panetta – Canadian Press)

The Canadian and British governments appeared before a U.S. tribunal Monday arguing against the imposition of duties on Bombardier planes, in a hearing highlighting the more aggressive use of trade remedies in Donald Trump’s America.

Canada’s ambassador to Washington said potential duties of up to 300 per cent on Bombardier’s C-Series jet are illegitimate as he urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to cancel them in its final impending determination.

First, David MacNaughton said the case that imports of the Bombardier jet would cause material injury to rival Boeing is based on speculation and conjecture — prohibited not only under U.S. law but also by World Trade Organization rules. Click here to read more.

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