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Legal Battle with Boeing Could Hurt Bombardier’s CSeries Sales

(Canadian Press)

Bombardier faces a lengthy legal battle with Boeing after the aerospace giant filed a complaint with the US government and the process could hurt sales of the new CSeries commercial jet, say trade experts and industry analysts.

While the outcome of the case is uncertain, they said the Montreal-based company’s efforts to sell the plane into the American market could be hampered by the prospect of preliminary duties resulting from Boeing’s anti-dumping petition.

“Purchasers tend to back away from making commitments until they know the outcome of the proceedings, so I would expect that there will be some form of commercial repercussions,” international trade lawyer Lawrence Herman said in an interview from Toronto. Click here to read more.

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