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Trump backs boycott of Harley Davidson in steel tariff dispute

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Jeannette Daniel | 13 August, 2018, 07:12

President Trump said a planned boycott of iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson for wanting to move some of its operations outside the United States would be "great".

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The Wisconsin-based motorcycle manufacturer announced a plan earlier this year to move production of motorcycles for the European Union from the United States to its overseas facilities to avoid the tariffs imposed by the trading bloc in retaliation for Trump's duties on steel and aluminium imports.

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He has already attacked the company's plans, threatening it with higher taxes. In July, Harley-Davidson said it expects new tariffs to cost the company as much as $100 million annually. US will soon have a level playing field, or better'. Harley-Davidson said earlier this year it would move some of its production out of the United States to avoid tariffs imposed by...

The company has repeatedly described the Thailand factory, along with other overseas production, as vital to its long-term need to boost foreign markets to make up for sluggish sales in the US.

Last year, Harley-Davidson announced it would build a plant in Thailand after Trump pulled out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which would have abolished tariffs on their motorcycles across 40 percent of the world's economy.

According to Fortune, Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich described the president's recent attacks on the company as "unfortunate attention", stressing that Harley-Davidson will remain "apolitical".

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