FY18 Chinese Aerospace Tariffs

The announcement of retaliatory Chinese tariffs was not altogether unexpected, but the scope surprised some. Included in the list of 106 products were aircraft with an operating empty weight (OEW) between 15,000kg and 45,000kg. This action is particularly troubling given Aerospace’s historical insulation from tariffs targeting finished goods. Markets reacted swiftly as investors feared that the broader US Aerospace manufacturing base would be pulled into the ongoing trade spat, dragging shares of leading aircraft manufacturers like Boeing, Bombardier, and Embraer down as much as 6% premarket.

The announcement spurred questions across the Aerospace industry:

What aircraft will be impacted? What risk mitigation strategies are available to at-risk OEMs? What are the potential long-term implications?

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