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Bombardier accused of dumping CSeries jets at ‘absurdly low’ prices in trade spat

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Boeing Co. accused Bombardier Inc. of selling CSeries passenger jets in the U.S. at “absurdly low” prices, adding a new salvo to an increasingly tense trade relationship between the U.S. and Canada.

The U.S. planemaker is asking the International Trade Commission to find that it has suffered injury to its business at the hands of Bombardier and to recommend that the Commerce Department impose duties on the Montreal-based jet builder.

Bombardier fell in Toronto trading.

“Propelled by massive, supply-creating and illegal government subsidies, Bombardier Inc. has embarked on an aggressive campaign to dump its CSeries aircraft in the United States,” Boeing said Thursday in its ITC complaint.

Brazil, home to Embraer SA, has also complained about government aid to Bombardier. In February, the Brazilian government formally sought “consultations” with Canada in front of the World Trade Organization with the blessing of Embraer, part of a simmering battle that predated the Ottawa government’s aid package to Bombardier.