27 September 2017
CBI NI responds to Bombardier announcement
The CBI has responded to the US Department of Commerce's preliminary ruling which proposes placing an interim tariff of nearly 220% on the import of Bombardier's C-Series jets to the US.
Angela McGowan, CBI Northern Ireland Director, commented:
“Bombardier makes a huge contribution to the Northern Irish economy. They are a major regional employer and support a wider supply chain that stretches across Northern Ireland.
“The decision by the US Department of Commerce represents a challenge to the Northern Ireland economy and places an important driver of regional economic growth at risk.
“This just reinforces the need for the swift return of an inclusive devolved government. Government and business must work in partnership to deliver a new far-reaching industrial strategy to improve regional resilience, economic competitiveness and facilitate growth.
“With jobs and future prosperity in the region being put at risk by decisions made far away from Belfast, we need a devolved government that can speak up for and champion the needs of the local workers and businesses most affected.”