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Trump to Harley-Davidson: 'We won’t forget, and neither will your customers'

28 June, 2018, 05:14 | Author: Melinda Barton
  • Harley-Davidson To Shift Production Overseas To Offset EU Tariffs

Trump warned the iconic American brand that any shift in production "will be the beginning of the end".

Harley-Davidson said Monday it was moving production of motorcycles sold in Europe from US factories to facilities overseas because of retaliatory tariffs it faces in an escalating trade dispute between involving Trump's administration and the European Union.

According to CNBC, Harley-Davidson revealed it was planning to get around the tariffs by shifting some production overseas. So here is the string of tweets from the Commander-in-Chief: .When I had Harley-Davidson officials over to the White House, I chided them about tariffs in other countries, like India, being too high. Trump then threatened the company "will be taxed like never before" if they follow through with the move. Of course, Trump had something to Tweet about it and decided to make his opinion public. the president had a lot to say about it. Mr. Trump knows nothing about economics and even less about trade.

Trump offered no clarity later in the day when he was asked about tariffs during a White House photo-op with Congress members.

He accused India of charging tariffs as high as 100% on imported American products and called for them to be removed.

"Early this year Harley-Davidson said they would move much of their plant operations in Kansas City to Thailand". "Now they are trying to use the tariffs to excuse and deflect from that decision".

Harley-Davidson announced the closing of a factory in Missouri in January, but the reason for that was slumping domestic sales numbers.

Either way, moving some production overseas looks like it may be in Harley-Davidson's best interest.

Harley-Davidson executives met with Trump at the White House previous year after Trump canceled a visit to the company's headquarters in Milwaukee because protests had been planned.

But Trump says the tariffs are just an excuse and that the company had existing plans to move.

Trump added that the administration is finishing a study on imposing tariffs on cars from the EU. "Their employees and customers are already very angry at them", he said.

Contrary to Renacci's statement, Harley-Davidson's opening of a plant in Thailand was not in response to the European Union tariffs, nor have they said that's the case.

The rift is particularly notable because Harley-Davidson has traditionally, had strong support within the GOP.


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