fsabo wrote:Flyglobal wrote:mjoelnir wrote:
I well understand that you have specialized laws in the USA, written to apply to foreign produced merchandise only, with specialized kangaroo courts to execute those laws. But I do not get, how you want to get past the point were an aircraft assembled in the USA, with 50 or more percent USA content, can be declared a foreign produced air frame. The moment it has to be accepted as an USA produced product, all laws regarding foreign produced merchandise should go out of the window.
Ownership of the factory where a frame is assembled should not matter. Airbus or CSALP will only import aircraft parts into the USA, with very expensive parts like engines and avionics produced in the USA, never seeing an international border. So we will see parts like fuselage parts and wings being imported, Do you expect the USA to say to hell with international agreements that aircraft parts move between countries without customs being applied?
If I were Airbus I would have the strategic goal that the C Series built in US has a higher local US Content then the Boeing 787.
Anyone in the know, how much American the 787 is compared to the C-Series?
I doubt the percentage of US content and percentage of assembly in the US will have any effect. The only thing that matters is the potential response to what is essentially protectionism.
The local content is exactly the point. Of course if the USA is prepared to ignore international agreements and their own laws to squash competition, that is another case. But, the fuselage parts are from China, the wings from the UK and other parts from Canada. So the USA would start trade wars with Canada, the UK and China, to protect Boeing from competition?