Thursday, 21 March, 2019

EU Warns US Imposing Car Import Taxes Could Backfire

Russell Knight | 03 July, 2018, 15:35

General Motors warned last week, for example, that retaliatory duties from other countries could force it to cut jobs in the U.S. And Wisconsin-based Harley-Davidson has announced plans to shift some of its production overseas in the face of the retaliatory tariffs.

The admonishment, written in a letter to US authorities dated Friday, came as US President Donald Trump said Europe is "possibly as bad as China" on trade in one of his biggest provocations to his country's longtime transatlantic allies.

The European Commission, the EU executive that handles trade for the bloc, said on Monday it was trying to convince its United States counterparts that imposing such tariffs would be a mistake.

This comes after President Trump pointed out that the European Union is charging an unfairly high tax on American-made cars.

A report submitted by the European Commission to the US Department of Commerce on Friday suggests that protectionist measures would do severe damage to the US economy.

It estimated that $294 billion, or around 19% of total U.S. exports previous year, could be affected.

So if you support Moog and their plight, remember this will affect most USA based synth manufacturers - please do what you can.

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According to Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Canada is working closely with the European Union and Mexico to take on the us economic machine. Trump says the WTO has allowed the United States to be taken advantage of in global trade.

The US Chamber also published an interactive map on the Internet showing the impact of the trade dispute in all 50 states.

On Friday, Canada's foreign minister announced that Ottawa plans to impose about $12.6 billion worth of retaliatory tariffs on us goods on July 1.

Trump's threat was the latest salvo in an escalating trade war that saw the EU slap duties on US-made jeans and Harley Davidson motorcycles in a tit-for-tat response to United States tariffs on European steel and aluminium exports.

Harley-Davidson, which dominates the heavyweight US motorcycle market, subsequently announced it would shift some USA production overseas to avoid higher costs for European Union customers.

The EU said in its submission that EU companies make around 2.9 million cars in the USA, which supports 120,000 jobs, or 420,000 jobs if vehicle dealerships and auto part retailers are included.

Asked about that decision, Trump said in the interview that he is not backing down on China tariffs. Trump slammed the company's move, saying it was tantamount to surrender, and threatened punitive taxes.

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