Boeing CEO brushes off impact of US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com June 1, 2018 09:52

Boeing CEO brushes off impact of US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has declared that the company will not see any “immediate or significant impact” from US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, he told TheStreet.com.

“We remain hopeful that the U.S. and China will reach a conclusion that is productive for both countries,” Muilenberg said, adding that “the world will need 41,000 new airplanes and more than 7,000 of them will be in China. We are doing well in China, and our Chinese customers are very important to us.”

“China is an important relationship for us. So we look at the aerospace market for commercial airplanes and the next 20 years, the world will need 41,000 new airplanes and more than 7,000 of them will be in China. We are doing well in China, and our Chinese customers are very important to us,” said Muilenburg. “We remain hopeful that the U.S. and China will reach a conclusion that is productive for both countries,” Muilenburg said.

However, the risk remains that the EU will add similar levies on US goods that are imported into Europe, which will impact Airbus and other suppliers.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com June 1, 2018 09:52