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Harley Davidson to move some manufacturing out of the US due to Trump EU tariffs

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by thegruf, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. thegruf

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    The firm said it will shift production of motorcycles for EU destinations from the US to its international facilities to avoid the tariff burden.

    Harley-Davidsons for export will no longer be made in the US

    I'll leave it for others to comment, but personally if I were to buy a Harley (electric ofc) I would buy it for the heritage and want it to be built in the US of A
     
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    MAGA: Manufacturing Activity Going Abroad.
     
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    We'll have to see how this works for them this time. The last time they shifted their manufacturing overseas it didn't end well.
     
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    Hmmm... New steel mill brings back ~200 jobs; Harley Davidson lays off 800 people. MAGA? I think I understand how Trump bankrupted 3 casinos...

    There's a reason tariffs don't work. Unless your goal is to hobble the global economy, in which case they work great.
     
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    In January HD announced closing an 800 employee plant due to declining sales BUT they were going to hire a 450 at another plant they were shifting production to so that is a net loss of 350 not 800 and was blamed on declining sales which was before Trump really dove into trying to level the playing field on trade.
     
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    #8 nwdiver, Jun 26, 2018
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    Raising taxes is the worst, least effective and by far most idiotic way to try to accomplish something that's irrelevant...

    Trade deficits generally don't matter;
     
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    Tell that to Trump's economic advisor, Peter Navarro. His theory is that ever $1 in imported products is a $1 loss to GDP. Every other economist in the world call him "Peter Rabbit."
     
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    That's generally in line with the cheetos policy of appointing people to jobs ironically... I'm honestly surprised that the NASA administrator isn't a 'flat earther'...
     
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