Boeing’s attempt to have steep tariffs imposed on C Series aircraft sold in the United States is an unfounded assault on airlines, the traveling public and innovation in the aerospace industry. The protectionist ploy may help to preserve Boeing’s bottom line and leading market position, but the harm to the industry and consumers will be felt far and wide. We are not alone in holding this belief. A growing chorus of voices have expressed deep concerns with Boeing’s claim and the negative impact it will have on the aerospace industry, airlines and consumers. The long list includes multiple U.S. airlines; leading scholars in think tanks; advocates for taxpayers, consumers, and the flying public; as well as trade law and aviation industry experts. Viewed collectively, it is rather remarkable that all of these third parties have condemned Boeing’s actions.
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