Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, has welcomed a decision by the US Trade Commission which will prevent the US Government from imposing 292% import tariffs on products made by Bombardier. It was feared that hundreds of jobs would have been lost if the decision hadn’t been reversed.
Bradley said in a statement:
“It is excellent news that the International Trade Commission has unanimously found in favour of Bombardier. It is great that the company will continue to play a hugely important role in our economy as we build a Northern Ireland fit for the future.
I know Bombardier workers and their families have been waiting some time for this and I wish them well as we welcome this news together.
The UK Government has been working tirelessly to safeguard Bombardier jobs and argued from the very start this case was wholly unjustified”.