Boeing proves protectionism doesn’t pay

By Yaël Ossowski | Comment Central Yaël Ossowski argues that the Boeing-Bombardier affair shows that waging trade wars isn’t to anyone’s benefit, certainly not consumers, workers, and citizens who have the most at stake. A stinging rebuke by the U.S. International Trade Commission last month was a hard defeat for Boeing. The American aircraft manufacturer brought a case to the U.S. Department of Commerce last fall in hopes of sinking a deal with their Canadian competitor Bombardier to build narrow-body jets for Delta Airlines. Agreeing with Boeing’s claims that Bombardier was “dumping” the planes in the U.S. at a cheaper […]