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Bombardier hit by another 80% levy from U.S.

Staff Writer |
Bombardier has been slapped with a second preliminary levy of 80% on the exports of its planes to the U.S., the Trump administration announced.

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Bombardier is already facing a 220% tariff on a new model of passenger jet as part of a separate investigation into claims from US firm Boeing that it received unfair state subsidies from the UK and Canada.

The wings for the jet are made in Northern Ireland and Bombardier has said the C-Series model affected by the row is "critical" to its operations there.

Bombardier is due to begin delivering a blockbuster order for up to 125 new planes to Delta Airlines next year.

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