Canada - Measures Concerning Trade in Commercial Aircraft - Request for consultations by Brazil
文件編號:G/L/1176, G/SCM/D114/1, WT/DS522/1

Canada – measures concerning trade in commercial aircraft

Request for Consultations by brazil

The following communication, dated 8 February 2017, from the delegation of Brazil to the delegation of Canada and to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated in accordance with Article 4.4 of the DSU.





My authorities have instructed me to request consultations with the Government of Canada pursuant to Articles 1 and 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes ("DSU"); Articles 4, 7, and 30 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures ("SCM Agreement"); and Article XXII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 ("GATT 1994") (to the extent incorporated by Article 30 of the SCM Agreement) in relation to measures affecting trade in commercial aircraft.

Bombardier, Inc. ("Bombardier")[1] has received considerable financial support from Canada's federal, provincial, and local governments. In 2005, Bombardier initially launched its C-Series aircraft program and re-launched the program in 2008.  Since the launch of the C-Series program, Bombardier has sold over 300 aircraft to customers in Canada, the United States, Australia, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.  The first deliveries of C-Series aircraft to customers occurred in 2016.

Canada's federal, provincial, and local governments have provided substantial subsidies to Bombardier to develop, launch, and preserve its C-Series aircraft program.  Canada's support to Bombardier for the C-Series program includes loans, grants, equity infusions, tax credits, and other financial contributions.

The measures that are the subject of this request are prohibited and actionable subsidies to Bombardier and its suppliers, as well as legislation, regulations, other instruments, and amendments thereto providing such subsidies to these recipients.  Such measures include the following:

[1] "Bombardier," as referenced in this request, includes Bombardier, Inc.; Bombardier Aerospace; Bombardier Transportation (Investment) UK Ltd; the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership; and all other subsidiaries and affiliates of Bombardier, Inc.