Bombardier dispute risks Northern Irish peace, Ireland to tell U.S.
OCTOBER 3, 2017 / 7:06 PM / UPDATED
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's foreign minister will raise Dublin's concerns over the impact a trade dispute between the United States and Canada's Bombardier could have on Northern Ireland's peace process when he meets Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross this week.
The U.S. government last week slapped a preliminary 220 percent tariff on the planemaker's CSeries jets, which are partly made in Northern Ireland, potentially risking 4,200 jobs in the British province.
Bombardier is Northern Ireland's largest manufacturing employer and its political leaders have warned Washington that the security of the economy in Britain's poorest region plays a crucial role in efforts to maintain peace.
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