Boeing lost fair and square purely on the merits. It wasn’t hurt by unfair competition, and the C Series manufacture does not threaten U.S. jobs. On top of that, however, the investigation revealed Boeing was in secret talks to acquire Embraer, a Brazilian plane manufacturer that could give Boeing the opportunity to play in the market for smaller planes like the C Series. The way trade politics play out, it is not a stretch to consider Boeing might have been manipulating the trade remedy process long enough to come up with its own product for a targeted future market. The unusual 4-0 vote probably in part signals the ITC’s displeasure with Boeing’s attempted manipulation of the market.
SourceThe Daily Caller
DateFebruary 11, 2018