US Secretary of Commerce: C Series tariffs ‘based on a full and unbiased review of the facts’

    US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced (20-Dec-2017) affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations of the import of 100 to 150 seat large civil aircraft (Bombardier C Series) from Canada. Secretary Ross said the decision was “based on a full and unbiased review of the facts in an open and transparent process” and the US is “committed to a free, fair, and reciprocal trade and will always stand up for American workers and companies being harmed by unfair imports.” The US Department of Commerce determined imports of 100 to 150 seat large civil aircraft to the US from Canada were conducted at 79.82% less than fair value. It also determined that Canada is providing unfair subsidies to its producers of 100 to 150 seat large civil aircraft at a rate of 212.39%. [more – original PR]