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Chinese tarriffs

Discussion in 'TSLA Investor Discussions' started by neroden, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. neroden

    neroden Model S Owner and Frustrated Tesla Fan

    Apr 25, 2011
    Ithaca, NY, USA
    I've seen a lot of confusion over this.

    Last I checked, this was the situation:
    -- the general Chinese tariff on car imports was 25%
    -- they lowered this to 15% on electric cars
    -- but then they added an extra tariff on car imports *from the US* of 25%
    -- the Shanghai Free Trade Zone carries the general tarriff but is not considered to be in the US

    So, if I'm not mistaken,
    -- US-manufactured ICE: 50% tarriff
    -- US-manufacured EV: 40%
    -- Shanghai Free Trade Zone manufactured ICE: 25%
    -- Shanghai Free Trade Zone manufactured EV: 15%
    -- Mainland China manufactured ICE: 0%
    -- Mainland China manufactured EV: 0%

    Am I mistaken? Can people confirm details? I gleaned this from a dozen articles over many weeks, and do not have the references to hand.
  2. renim

    renim Active Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Thats just tarriffs.
    There is also fees for engine sizes. So smaller engines are cheaper.

    But the big one is that import tariffs must be paid before the cars are loaded onto the ship. Big cashflow variable for tesla, painful issue for mecedes with Chinese stop sales of usa cars already sent to china.

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