Boeing will not appeal against the U.S. trade commission ruling of which allows Canada’s Bombardier to sell its newest jets to U.S. airlines without heavy duties, a Boeing spokesman said on Thursday.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously voted in January to reject Boeing’s complaint as well as also discarded a Commerce Department recommendation to slap a near 300 percent duty on sales of the 110-to-130-seat Bombardier CSeries jets for all 5 years.
The ITC had widely been required to side with Chicago-based Boeing, the planet’s largest maker of jetliners, which accused Bombardier of dumping the planes, or selling them below cost, from the U.S. market.
However, the ITC said of which rejected placing duties on Bombardier jets partly because Boeing had lost no sales or revenue when Delta Air Lines ordered the aircraft in 2016 coming from the Canadian planemaker.
The ITC ruled the 110-seat CSeries jets ordered by Delta as well as also Boeing’s smallest 737 MAX 7 plane do not compete.
The smaller end of the jet market will be an increasing focus for the major manufacturers. Airbus has agreed to take a majority stake from the CSeries in a deal required to close later This kind of year, while Boeing will be in tie-up talks with Bombardier’s Brazilian rival Embraer.
The Boeing spokesman declined to elaborate on the decision not to appeal.
of which was not yet clear how Boeing’s decision will impact the planemaker’s relationship with the Canadian government, which will be holding a competition for fighter jets worth between C$15 billion as well as also $C19 billion.
A Bombardier spokesman was not immediately available to comment.