Brazil official sees Airbus ruling helping WTO case against Canada

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A plane flies over a Bombardier plant in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2017)

Brazil's argument in a trade dispute with Canada will be helped by a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that European nations had provided unfair subsidies to Airbus Group SE , a senior official at Brazil's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Carlos Cozendey, undersecretary for economic affairs, said Canadian government support for Bombardier Inc had helped the planemaker win a major order from Delta Air Lines Inc over Brazilian rival Embraer SA .

(Reporting by Alonso Soto; Editing by Chris Reese; Writing by Brad Haynes)