What a pack of weenies, led by the great pumpkin himself.
This smells of desperation. Boeing is feeling the heat in the NB market. Nothing's going to come off it. We can keep kicking the can around at the WTO.
BBD should just ignore these clowns and just keep doing whatever it takes to sell the CSeries and launch the CS500. The product is an example of fine engineering and is smashing it in service.
Up yours Boeing
I actually don't fault Boeing for doing this. In business, you use whatever tool you have at your disposal to get ahead. That being said, this would be laughed at under any administration other than the great pumpkin's. His 'pandering to the lowest common denominator regardless of the facts', and 'punish them now even though we are in the wrong but by the time it goes to court it's too late for them', philosophies are going to hurt American business in the long run when long standing trading partners develop markets elsewhere.
His milk thing, for example. Right now, Canada is a net importer of US milk products...by a huge margin. So the reward for buying American, is that Canada gets punished if it also buys Canadian. US house prices rise significantly every time the US slaps duties on Canadian lumber...and the US still owes Canada billions in dollars in back duties that were collected then overturned.
Trump and the gang are going to make it cost effective for exporters to sell to markets a lot further away from the US, and when American businesses start to suffer, it may be too late for them.
Who really thinks Delta will buy max's if this deal gets overturned? In reality, this is a shot directly at holding off the CS500 for as long as possible. It one will compete directly with Boeing and will wreak havoc on their prices...already stifled by the 320neo.