>> The US Commerce Department siding with Boeing on Tuesday in its dispute with rival Bombardier potentially putting thousands of jobs at risk in the UK. Bombardier slapped with steep duties of 220% for sales of its CS series jets into the US. The Canadian aerospace firm has been locked in a dispute with Boeing which accuses it of benefiting from unfair subsidies in Canada.
Boeing says its rivals knew commercial jets have been in the US market well below cost. The decision increasing trade tensions between the US and Canada. And are also being felt on the other side of the Atlantic. The spat snowballed this month when the British Prime Minister urged Donald Trump to intervene, to protect jobs in Northern Ireland.
Bombardier's aircraft wing factory in Belfast is one of Northern Ireland's largest employers. Some four and a half thousand people work there, roughly a thousand of them involved in the CS series program. The UK says it's disappointed with the US's decision to introduce the preliminary tariffs, and says it will strongly defend its national interests.
A final ruling in the case is not expected in the US until next year.