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Bombardier Versus Embraer: Charges of Unfair Competition
Product Number:
9A99M004
Publication Date:
07/20/1999
Revised Date:
01/15/2010
Length:
23 pages (10 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
One of Canada's high-tech success stories, Bombardier, changed the airline industry with the introduction of its short-haul turbo-prop planes and jets in the early 1990s. By the mid-1990s, a new player from Brazil, Embraer, had entered the market and was capturing a lot of business from Bombardier. Bombardier claimed that the success of Embraer was due to unfair subsidies through a government program, so Bombardier challenged the policies through the WTO. Embraer charged back that Bombardier had long received subsidies through Canadian government loans and grants. In an industry which was expected to double in the next five years, the stakes were high. This case discusses the dispute resolution process within the WTO, and the impacts that subsidies and WTO subsidy restrictions may have on industry structure.
Issues:
Disciplines:
General Management/Strategy
Industries:
Transportation and Warehousing
Setting:
Canada/Brazil, Large, 1998
Intended Audience:
MBA/Postgraduate
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Digital Download
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