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Protectionism fuels Boeing and Bombardier trade dispute

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 3:15 PM | By Ian Burns

The spat between North American aerospace giants The Boeing Company and Bombardier Inc. over a jet sale is a microcosm of the larger trend toward protectionism in international trade.

Boeing launched a trade complaint at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) over the sale of Bombardier’s C Series passenger jets to Delta Airlines Inc. Boeing is arguing that Bombardier is selling the jets at an unfairly low price due to the subsidies given to the Quebec-based company by the federal and Quebec governments. In retaliation, the...