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Brazil to Challenge Canada at WTO over Bombardier Funding

Posted December 21, 2016

Under International Trade Issues

(Brad Haynes – Reuters)

Brazil will challenge government funding for Bombardier Inc at the World Trade Organization (WTO), escalating the latest trade spat between the Canadian jet maker and its Brazilian rival Embraer SA.

Brazil’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that its trade chamber authorized WTO proceedings against Canada regarding US$2.5 billion in state support for Bombardier from the province of Quebec.

Bombardier and Embraer have battled for decades over the regional jet market and traded accusations of unfair subsidies in the 1990s that their countries hashed out at the WTO. Click here to read more.

Related: Brazil WTO Challenge of Canada ‘necessary,’ Embraer CEO Says (Reuters)