Did the EU’s tariffs really force Harley-Davidson to move production?

Did the EU’s tariffs really force Harley-Davidson to move production?


>>WELCOME BACK TO THE HOME OF GOURMET IMMIGRATION, HARLEY-DAVIDSON ANOINTING THEY WILL MOVE SOME PRODUCTION OUT OF U.S. IN RESPONSE TO EU RETALIATION AGAINST OUR STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS. PRESIDENT TOOK TO TWITTER TO VOICE HIS FRUSTRATION. TAXES, JUST A HARLEY EXCUSE BE PATIENT. IS PRESIDENT MISSING SOMETHING? JOINING ME NOW KENTUCKY UNDERSTAND THAT HARLEY-DAVIDSON COULD BE HIT FROM BOTH SIDES. THE INCREASE TARIFFS ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM, THEN RISINGS COST OF RAW GOODS AND ALSO TARIFFS THAT EU IS SLAPPING ON CERTAIN AMERICAN GOODS LIKE YOUR BELOVED BOURBON 93% FROM KENTUCKY.>>OTHER 7% IS COUNTERFEIT THERE YOU GO. THE TARIFFS ARE COMPLICATED. BOARD OF DIRECTOR SITTING AROUND BUILDING A STEEL MILL TODAY, BECAUSE THEY SEE THE TARIFF ON STEEL. IT COULD GO AWAY TOMORROW IF PRESIDENT GETS WHAT HE WANTS, IT WOULD BE FOOLISH TO INVEST IN A STEEL PLANT BASED ON MANAGE THAT PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED IS TEMPORARY TARIFF. AND ALSO VERY COMPLICATED. YOU POINT ODD BOURBON HAS BEEN TARGETED BY OTHER COUNTRY OVERSEAS.>>SOME OF OUR KENTUCKY BRANDS WERE BOUGHT BY FOREIGN COMPANIES. ONE OF THE BUT BOWEN — BRANDS WHAT YOU FIND OUT THAT TARIFFS ARE A TAX ON CONSUMERS, WHETHER IN UNITED STATES OR THEY ARE IN BRITAIN, OR THE EU, YOU KNOW OTHER PROBLEM IS, THIS IS CENTRAL PLANNING. THIS IS YOU KNOW, AS A FREE MARKET CONSERVATIVE, I BELIEVE THAT MARKETS DO A BETTER JOB OF YOU KNOW, FIGURING OUT THROUGH PRICING, CORRECT DISTRIBUTION OF LABOR AND INPUTS AND SALES, HERE WE HAVE GOVERNMENT, ONE DEPARTMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DECIDING WHICH SEGMENTS WE NEED MORE OF, MORE STEEL, AND LESS THIS, THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOVIET UNION.>>REPUBLICANS DID NOT LIKE IT WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA DID IT IS SOLYNDRA. GOVERNMENT SHOULD NEVER BE IN BUSINESS OF PICKING WINNERS AND LOSERS, THE INDIVIDUAL AND FREE MARKET DO NOT WIN, WE LOSE WHEN THAT HAPPENS. OTHER THING, I MEAN TO BE HONEST ABOUT HARLEY-DAVIDSON, THEY DONE JUST WAKE UP AND SAY, OH, LOOK THE EU IS SLAPPING ON SOME TARIFFS, THEY HAVE BEEN LOOKING TO MOVE PRODUCTION FOR A WHILE, THEY LOVE GLAND HANDING WOULD INCREASE PRODUCTION IN U.S., THEY DID THAT TO BOOST MULTIMILLIONS IN PRODUCTION OVERSEAS BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE A NEGOTIATING TACTIC, I AM SORRY. THAT NOT HOW MANUFACTURING WORKS.>>YOU ARE RIGHT. THEY WILL NOT CAUSE NEW STEEL MILLS TO OPEN TOMORROW, THEY LONGER, BUT THAT IS ALL, BUT I AM SURE THEY WERE DOZENS OF OTHER INPUTS THAT WENT INTO THAT DECISION ABOUT MOVING PRODUCT THERE.>>I THINK THAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR AN EXCUSE WHICH MADE THEIR BIG TALK A FEW MONTHS AGO LOOK SMALL, GOOD LUCK TO —

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100 thoughts on “Did the EU’s tariffs really force Harley-Davidson to move production?”

  • How come the same voters who stick up for Trump say nothing about the merchandise that him and his daughter makes over seas in third world countries? Nothing but a bunch of hypocrites.

  • who cares its just a jap company move anyway plus harleys suck a say dont let the door hit ya on your way get out and stay out and take your shit bikes with ya

  • Harley Davidson is an innocent victim. Trump will never tell the truth and admit that the trade war he unilaterally started has economic disaster written all over it.

  • This is what happens when foreign countries that are supposed to be allies tax the help out of our exports, yet the Democrats see no problem with this

  • Daily Red Pill says:

    El Cheapo Harley…putt putt putt engine failure…falls apart on the freeway. Seats made in Mexico, wheels made in China, bike parts shipped from overseas have been hampering production and hurting sales since 2014.
    It's like buying Indian moccasins made in China.

  • Douglas Schultz says:

    I got a feeling most Harley riders are more loyal to Trump than their bikes. Harley has been having trouble well before Trump, this is just an excuse and it will hurt them.

  • For all you idiots that think the rest of the world STOLE our manufacturing jobs. The world now builds the same products for less money and higher quality. Its called competition. We have been doing it here for two hundred years. And now we are all wining and complaining about it, Boo Hoo.. take an economics class all you geniuses.

  • Anthony Spanjich says:

    WTF???? Harley think they need to go to Thailand because there's a "huge market" there??? No one can afford a harley there regardless and they are the most useless motorcycle range on potholed crappy roads so they won't want them anyway? Something smells of "Hog"….

  • michaelsmiley15 says:

    Harley-Davidson generally has a stick now because of all the motorcycle clubs that are notorious for criminal activities use only Harleys that doesn't mean everyone who rides a Harley Davidson is a bad guy
    The concept of this EU Tara thing at Harley complaining about it they can move their production to the UK because the UK is no longer in the EU and they can avoid all kinds of stuff by avoiding all of that and really everything to the UK it's so simple so they actually don't really have anything to complain about if they actually did that

  • averageamerican protrump says:

    Mr. Conservative congressman , You keep saying these tariffs will not cause a steel mill to open up tomorrow, of course it won't you idiot obviously you're not a student of History because we heard Jimmy Carter say the same stupid phrase thing about oil shale 40 years , and now you sound just as stupid as him. This is why Trump says there's a lot of stupid people in Washington, and I'm hoping you're not one of them. America was getting its rear end beat by OPEC Carter had the power to make a decision to begin to open oil shale refineries, yes there are times president needs to pick a winner for the Safety and Security of the country. Carters lamebrain excuse was just like yours, well it's not going to change anything tomorrow, well if he would have done it back then and pushed business to build the oil shale refineries which would have only taken 18 months , the United States would have never gone through the oil embargo and all the other shortage garbage because there never was a shortage on oil , just a shortage of intelligence , kind of the way you're leaning right now . Stop being a closet conservative anti Trumper and get on board with a winner. Build the steel mill today mister congressman so our children will have it tomorrow and not be at the ruthless clutches of some foreign government trying to hammer us with ridiculous tariffs . let me ask you mister congressman how wealthy are you, how successful are you, how many Americans do you employ not from tax dollars but from going out and building a multi-billion-dollar business and helping feed families , real American families , how many billions do you have, enough of the BS, stop with the ridiculous anti-trump jargon were not listening to you , if you want to get reelected get on board the Trump train and learn how to win and stop drinking the fake Kentucky bourbon it's screwing up your brain. It's not about free trade it's about fair trade. And Kennedy stop trying to appease the liberal lunatic ideas you sound really ditzy when you lean liberal. Lean conservative and sound smart, lean liberal and sound Looney

  • wauw how will the amerikan harley d workers feel when there eu coworkers get single payer healthcare ? AND 35 payed vakation days every year ? AND a pension plan ect ect ect and still have the same left in netto wage ??????

  • this is nothing new hundreds of big corporations been doin this for decades and decades, only diffrence is , is that Harley announced it on the news, whereas others did it quietly under everyones noses, you morons.

  • Are they 'moving' production overseas or simply expanding their business by producing some of their products overseas along with the factories they have in the US – 4 I believe? I'm not reading that they plan to close down a factory in the US.

  • Harley Davidson should be ashamed of themselves for inflicting that horrid noise on the public. I wish every hog rider would rot in hell for disturbing the peace in our formerly quiet suburbs.

  • Harley Sucks Overpriced Trash they were planning to leave this country anyways there more focused on selling over sea's than building a fairly priced reliable bike for americans

  • Sevlija Blazevic says:

    SUPRISE – SUPRISE WHO'S MISSING THE POINT ? WHO'S GEOGRAFICALY TESTED ? LETS PLAY THE WEAKEST LINK ! DEMS PAYED BRITAN TO MAKE " GIGANTUS BABY TRUMP " INFLATABLE THANX CHRISTIANS LIES EUROPEANS ARE NOT STUPID TO CREATE ANOTHER ORANGE MONSTER , OR TO VOTE FOR A TODLER ! B.T.WAT EUROPE MASIVE CRITICS FOR MELY JACKET ! HEVY CRITICS FOR TRUMPS DECISIONS ! EUROPE HAVE TO PROTECT EUROPEANS WITHOUT BUILDING A WALL OR INPRISON 2.3 MIL. PEOPLE ! THAT HAPPENDS ONLY IN " SHITHOLLE COUNTRIES " !

  • Harley Davidson is not an "American" bike anyway. Parts have come from a number of other countries for years and years… then (poorly) assembled in the states. No news here. (Of course not, it's FOX)

  • Spiritual Anarchist says:

    Doesn't Trump & family distributes his goods oversea ? Didn't Ivanka made some good deals in China. Don't talk the talk if you don't walk the walk. Hypocrite

  • Pastor Patrick Winfrey says:

    this fat-cat chamber of commerce congressman needs to go! Trump is trying to get the other countries to lower their tariffs….We need fair and free trade…Our country has been nearly destroyed by all this unfair trade….Trump is putting America First!

  • Charles Johnson says:

    My brother in law spent 80K + on a 2004 Mercedes. Now worth 10K with low miles and in perfect condition. What a German ripoff…..

  • Trump is cancer: by hurting trade routes internationally, he hurts us domestically. Trump’s nationalism is a threat to our markets.

  • I used to work for a place that made and imported tons of Harley parts. Harley has been on the rocks for quite a few years and has outsourced as much as they could to go cheap and ditch the unions. When Harley started using foreign parts that probably cost less than 5% of the American made parts, I did not see it reflected in the price of a Harley. The last two places I saw that were raffling off a Harley could not even give them away. Rules were: New Harley or $10,000 cash. Both winners took the cash. A new Harley like what was being raffled cost a heck of a lot more than $10,000.

  • No matter what happens Donald Trump will never take the responsibility for the damage that his tongue and mouth do to the world's economy. I guess it's Obama's fault. But what about Hillary's emails?
    and also Fox News will never take responsibility for what damage their lying has done to the country. There are so many people duped by this fake news Outlet that it is going to take some time for the country to recover. But in truth these people will never recover because they believe all the BS coming out of Fox News and Donald Trump and are unable to make their own rational decision.
    Let the lies of all those who are the FOX news professional Liars return to them at the moment of passing and their soul informs them of the depth of the evil that they have perpetrated on this country.

  • WHAT? Americans are now gonna have to get off their lazy butt and build their own steel and aluminum smelters.

    O what will we ever do….

  • USSR collapsed because they spend too much on the military
    and too little on human development and local business development.

    Guess who is doing the same thing now…..

  • triplebackspace says:

    All the Trump regards go ballistic and blame Harley for moving production instead of the person responsible , their beloved leader. Their brain washing is strong. I wonder if Trump asked NK for tips on it .

  • NO! I want to know why Harley-Davidson sales are down 50% (((YouTube Harley death wobble!))) This is not president Trump's full.

  • the government has ALWAYS been picking winners and losers so they might as well pick to be winners that which benefits society as a whole like clean renewable energy. I can see how transporting steel and aluminum across the ocean in a crisis could be a problem but Canada and Mexico are within driving distance, so I guarantee that no leftover German U-boats would be able to sink Canadian and Mexican steel imports. Canadian and Mexican steel would be impervious to Russian and Chinese submarines I mean.

  • Steve Erickson says:

    So Europe is going to tax Levis, Bourbon, and Harley's?!! Shows how few products we sell over there anyways because of THEIR tariffs. Buckle up you snowflakes and let Trump fight back.

  • The money and patronage HD will lose by moving out of the US will supersede any possible gains they hope to make. My bike will be up for sale the week they move out. Bring back the Victory Motorcycles.

  • supercross junkie says:

    Harley is a garbage product hey tough guys you going still buy a Mexican Asian built Harleys? Yeah you are. Harley has wanted out for ever no they are saying thanks Jesus

  • Fred Peace II says:

    Oh wow…I can’t wait for the first time a “Hog” owner sneers at my Suzuki and I can tell them his swine is equally American. Break out the metric wrenches fellas.

  • Darren Spohn says:

    If they do move production, then they should no longer be considered an american company. And they should face duties, tariffs and taxes for every product they bring into the country.

  • Harley is complaining about the tariff war. There's no way they decided this move overnight. The cost to move production is high and complex. Don't tell me it's going to be a cheap lifesaving move. Wait till they have to abide by the EU employee rules on benefits and vacations. No Harley, you're full of it, you're already making parts and some bikes over seas. You should ask the EU for a bailout next time you need money instead of making the American taxpayer save your company.

  • HARLEY CEO'S JUST SELL OUT TO AMF AGAIN. AMERICANS HAVE CARRIED YOUR COMPANY SENCE INCEPTION IF YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A TRADOR UPON WE AMERICANS YOU WILL BECOME A TAIL IN (THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY)

  • Peaceful Mind says:

    Everything the Trump family make is everywhere else but America, Ivanka Trump is 100% not made in America, but it's not right for Harley to move to safe itself? What a double standard.

  • 早 上 好 Guerilla Gorilla says:

    Harleys are "Made" in China, they're assembled in the U.S. .
    Thats a provable fact. Who they think theyre bullshitting?….

  • No it didn’t. Harley-Davidson has been planning moving a plant out the US for a while in my opinion. The few plants they have outside America already is enough.
    Harley-Davidson should be careful after closing the Kansas plant, because the competition has caught up to HD.
    Only changing when their forced to like still using a chain primary drive on their motorcycles that’s high maintenance while others use a low maintenance high power gear drive primary.

  • If you want to blame someone for this tariff shit, blame your black god Obama.
    He's the piece of shit responsible for having bent america over in the first place so foreign countries could ram it home.
    Apparently you snivelers and whiners like having a big cock up your asses, and don't want it removed.
    Why do you think most of the shit you buy is made in Mexico, China, Taiwan, or other exotic places like Asspackistan?
    Its not only because labor is cheap, but there were also little to no tariffs in place on products shipped into this country.
    You dumbfucks…..
    If I sell you my shit for a hundred bucks, but I only pay you 25 bucks for yours, how long will you stay in business.
    Thats basically, simply what you call a trade deficit, fucknut.
    Quit fucking whining, pissing, and moaning cuz I heard it only hurts a little when its pulled out.
    As for Harley, they always have been the kinda sneaky fuckers who are always waiting for you to drop the soap in the shower.
    They had this planned long before Trump even thought tariff.
    I put this shit in these terms so that even the most liberal ass-banging faggot can understand it.
    As far as politics is concerned, all of the mutherfuckers should be tarred and feathered.

  • Harley Davidson is a private company making company decisions on whats better for their company if you people in the USA economically are hurting their bottom line forcing them to make business decisions shut the hell up Come on over to Canada Harley Davidson we love you here and you can build your bikes without all the threats from a country of narrow minded republicans that only think everything in life is all about them

  • Harley move away from the USA you idiot from fox news because of the retaliation tarrifs and the higher price for aluminum and steel 20000 euro Harley + 25% very few people will buy it

  • Aleada Siragusa says:

    Buy older refurbished Harleys, the classics from good mechanics until Harley brings all production home

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