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US Dept of Commerce slaps 220% tax on Bombardier c series

Old 27th Sep 2017, 07:33
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US Dept of Commerce slaps 220% tax on Bombardier c series

Bombardier hit by tariff in Boeing row - BBC News

Yes, 220% tax.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 07:58
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Careful Boeing, Canada may retaliate!
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 08:18
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Isn't this the type of behaviour we have come to expect from Boeing and the Dept of Commerce?
Delta's potential $5Bn order has suddenly become a $16Bn order. Ouch!
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 08:39
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Were there any such complaints from Airbus when European airlines placed orders with Embraer
or Bombardier? Wait and see if United AL pay back the 70% discount they received from Boeing.

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United States of America seems to be showing its true colours - and this is the country the UK wants to set up a new trade deal with... Riiiighhhht
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Of course Boeing has never received a gumment subsidy. Oh no.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 09:01
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The C-series must be rather good to scare the hell out of Boeing like that.
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There is a simple response...
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The irony here with regard to Boeing is that the C Series is not considered a competitor to Boeing's current offerings. If it is not a competitor, then one can't use anti-competitive legislation. So that leaves spite as the motive.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 09:34
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Does anyone here remember the USAF air tanker tender competition a few years back?
Won on technical merit by the Airbus 330. Boeing whinged again, and the deal went to the ageing and technically inferior B767.
Level playing field??
I won't even bother about how Boeing is subsidized by the US government/military.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 09:38
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So, because of a $1 billion bail out by Quebec and the UK the US imposes an $11 billion tariff.

The bail out is supposed to be paid back.

Make America grape again, make everyone else too expensive.
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Sqwak something, US will laugh a little bit less once Canada will have cancelled the EF-18 order (and maybe the F-35 order) There are other and better combat aircraft on the market .....

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...mbardier-fight
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A slap on the wrist for cancelling the F35; look for a sweetener on the F18 deal helping Donald to drive down military procurement costs.
Also a big stick wave for any other country considering cancelling the F35.
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There is a simple solution for Delta - just set up a dummy canadian company and operate the C series on lease on the canadian register.
A matching duty on all boeing products entering canada would also concentrate minds.
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Yes, 220% tax.

And which finger in the wind type calcualtion came up with this number? Let's think of the chairman's birthday, double it, add Trump's mental age - the whole family - and then we'll dump it on the Canadians who aren't even making an a/c that competes with Boeing, the complainant. Spot on. "Proposed? Seconded, Paased." Next. Now, this Airbus thing.........before we get onto those South American latinos at Embraer.
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This punitive action by the US Commerce Dept. underscores the depths to which the USA will go to punish a friend , neighbour and staunch ally , all in order to " level the playing field " , of which Boeing is not even on. Both Britain and Canada must retaliate , but it must be done intelligently and with great effectiveness. Pi**ing off two invaluable allies is not wise. The C-Series must be quite an aircraft.

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Old 27th Sep 2017, 12:38
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The rest of the world will buy the C series. Why do we all jump at what the US say ?
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My teenage daughter is irrational, hypocritical and always looking for someone to blame. She will happily lock herself away for days at a time but comes begging to me when she wants something.

Perhaps this particular teenager should be allowed to find it's own way through such growing pains? Personally, I'm getting a little weary of all things American and would prefer to share a bottle or two of Merlot with my more cultured friends.
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Originally Posted by dc9-32 View Post
The rest of the world will buy the C series. Why do we all jump at what the US say ?
It would appear that the 'dumping' level prices were because the rest of the world were _not_ buying the C-series.
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