Bombardier CSeries CS300 Airplane at Bombardier CSeries Mirabel, Quebec Facilty - Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press files
WTO panel rules against Canada in Brazil’s complaint over Bombardier CSeries
Embraer alleges government subsidies have allowed Bombardier to sell the C Series at artificially low prices that distort the global market and harm competitors
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MONTREAL — A World Trade Organization panel is moving ahead with its review of Brazil's complaint that Bombardier Inc.'s C Series is receiving unfair subsidies after throwing out a key Canadian argument.
The panel ruled against Canada's objection that it look at four programs including Ottawa's supercluster plan that were not included in its original complaint.
Brazilian aerospace rival Embraer S.A. launched the trade dispute last year alleging Bombardier and its suppliers have received more than $3.7 billion (US$3 billion) in subsidies, which it claims have hurt its aviation industry.
It argues the government subsidies have allowed Bombardier to sell the C Series at artificially low prices that distort the global market and harm competitors.
Canada had argued that Brazil's request to include the additional programs broadened the scope of the dispute beyond the original request for consultations.
However, the WTO ruled that...