Reuters "Britain pushes Boeing to drop its Bombardier challenge"
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is pressing for U.S. plane maker Boeing Co (BA.N) to drop its trade challenge against Canadian rival Bombardier (BBDb.TO) and seek a negotiated settlement to try to protect jobs in Northern Ireland, its business ministry said on Monday.British Prime Minister Theresa May also raised the issue in a call earlier this month to U.S. President Donald Trump, after Boeing complained earlier this year that Bombardier was dumping passenger jets on the U.S. market.
Bombardier is Northern Ireland's largest manufacturing employer and May's governing Conservatives are dependent on the support of a small Northern Irish party for their majority in parliament.
"Ministers across government have engaged swiftly and extensively with Boeing, Bombardier, the U.S. and Canadian governments. Our priority is to encourage Boeing to drop its case and seek a negotiated settlement with Bombardier," a government spokesman said in a statement.http://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-bombardie...