Following a complaint from the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing, the US Department of Commerce should decide today whether or not to impose anti-dumping measures on C-Series aircraft of Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, which are sold in the United States.

If the US Department of Commerce agrees with Boeing, the consequences would be heavy for Bombardier to sell its more expensive aircraft to the US market.

Boeing says Canadian government aid to Bombardier, such as the injection of a billion US dollars from Quebec City for the development of C Series, allowed the Canadian manufacturer to sell its commercial aircraft at derisory prices. The American aircraft manufacturer has seized the US Department of Commerce after losing a deal to Bombardier: an order of 75 medium-haul, CS100, by the US airline operator Delta Air Lines.

If the US Department of Commerce agrees with Boeing, the consequences would be heavy for Bombardier to sell its more expensive aircraft to the US market. Already, the Canadian government has become involved in the matter by declaring that it could forego buying 18 billion-dollar Boeing-built Super Hornet fighter jets.