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Harley Davidson Moving Operations TO EU, Trump Losing First Round of Trade War [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2018-6-27 16:11:34 |Display all floors
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The world famous US motorcycle company Harley Davidson is moving part of its manufacturing operations to the EU to avoid the high tariffs imposed on motorcycles by the EU in response to Trumps' tariffs on EU steel and aluminium.  US jobs will be lost.  This is a huge blow to Trump, and signals the first cracks in his trade war game.  Perhaps China should take a lesson from the EU; target US manufacturing and force some US companies to move to China to avoid the tariffs China impose on their products!  That should teach the arrogant Trump a lesson, and hopefully bring him back to his senses!

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Post time 2018-7-1 12:03:09 |Display all floors


What boosts your confidence that Harley Davidson's decision is a first "loss" for Donald Trump?

In what way does this business decision mean any harm to Donald Trump???

You probably don't know the ins and outs of this case. European HD fans don't mind paying ten percent more for a motor bike that is priced as if it was a jewel. To relocate some production to Europe probably has less to do with the ongoing import duty spat than with business logic.

For example, HD is not relocating production facilities to CHINA but it has decided before the current troubles started to set up a plant in THAILAND.

It's just pure coincidence that the two decisions are commented on under the trade war scenario.

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Post time 2018-7-1 12:11:40 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2018-7-1 12:03
What boosts your confidence that Harley Davidson's decision is a first "loss" for Donald Trump?

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You have missed what the chief of HD said when he decided to move some ops to EU; he specifically referred to the EU tariffs, saying it would cost his compnay more than $100,000 annually!  Go check it out before you shoot off!  And btw, Trump was very upset with HD, threatened it with punituve measures, typical of that clown in the White House!

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