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USITC Details Why It Rejected CSeries Duties, Says Boeing Not Hurt

(Allison Lampert & Lesley Wroughton – Reuters)

An independent U.S. trade body on Wednesday said it rejected hefty U.S. duties on Bombardier’s CSeries jets partly because Boeing lost no sales or revenue when Delta Air Lines ordered the aircraft in 2016 from the Canadian planemaker.

The International Trade Commission published its reasoning three weeks after announcing the decision.

The ITC said the 110-seat CSeries jets ordered by Delta and Boeing Co’s smallest 737 MAX 7 plane do not compete. It also said Bombardier Inc’s CSeries sale to Delta did not come at Boeing’s expense as the planemaker did not offer any new aircraft to the No. 2 U.S. carrier.

“Boeing lost no sales or revenues,” the ITC said in its 194-page ruling. Click here to read more.

Related: USITC Investigation Nos. 701-TA-578 & 731-TA-1368 (Final)