The Canadian government is expected to lodge an official complaint with the World Trade Organisation alleging Brazilian support for Embraer's EMB-145 contravenes WTO guidelines. The move follows intense lobbying from Bombardier which had itself been the subject of complaints from rival manufacturers over support for the Canadair RJ and de Havilland turboprops.

Bombardier alleges the Brazilian export credit agency, Proex, is offering unfair incentives while the manufacturer continues to benefit from state aid following its privatisation. The Brazilian government argues that Proex is acting in the same way as other countries' export credit agencies.


Source: Airline Business