Embraer eyes WTO challenge to Bombardier state funding
Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA may challenge the state funding received by Canadian rival Bombardier Inc at the World Trade Organization (WTO), a senior executive told Reuters on Monday.
Paulo Cesar Silva, the head of Embraer’s commercial aviation unit, said in a telephone interview that favorable government financing has given Bombardier an unfair advantage in sales campaigns where its new CSeries is up against Embraer’s E-Jets.
“The WTO is an alternative” to resolve the potential trade dispute, Silva said. “Another channel could be government-to-government talks. That might be the best way to avoid a dispute.”
Embraer has reached out to the Brazilian government, but still needs details of Bombardier’s financing arrangements before taking action, Silva added. | READ MORE