The U.S. International Trade Commission sided with Montreal-based aircraft manufacturer Bombardier on Friday when it said it found no evidence that U.S.-based Boeing was materially injured, or under threat of material injury, by imports of commercial jets from Canada.
The 4-0 vote comes at the end of a monthslong, closely watched trade dispute that Boeing initially filed in April to thwart the sale of Bombardier C-Series jets to Delta Air Lines. The U.S. aircraft maker claimed that Bombardier was using billions of dollars in subsidies to sell its jets in the United States at prices far below the cost of production.
In its own investigation, the Commerce Department had ruled in Boeing’s favor and set combined anti-dumping and countervailing duties of nearly 300 percent to offset unfairly low pricing by the Canadian manufacturer and subsidies Bombardier received from the Canadian government. But the ITC vote annuls that ruling, and no duties will go into effect.
Boeing can appeal the vote to the Court of International Trade.