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Some of the reaction to the proposed U.S. duties on Bombardier's CSeries jets

September 27, 2017 - 7:47 AM

MONTREAL - The U.S. Department of Commerce has proposed a 219 per cent duty on Bombardier's CSeries jets following a complaint filed by Boeing.

Here's some of the reaction:

"This is clearly aimed at eliminating Bombardier's C Series aircraft from the U.S. market." — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.

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''The U.S. values its relationships with Canada, but even our closest allies must play by the rules.'' — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

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"The magnitude of the proposed duty is absurd and divorced from the reality about the financing of multibillion-dollar aircraft programs." — Bombardier statement.

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"Boeing has no American-made product to offer because it cancelled production of its only aircraft in this size range — the 717 — more than 10 years ago." — Delta Air Lines statement.

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"Subsidies enabled Bombardier to dump its product into the U.S. market, harming aerospace workers in the United States and throughout Boeing's global supply chain." — Boeing statement.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2017
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