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Harley-Davidson: Cost implications of EU retaliatory tariffs

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 25, 2018

Harley-Davidson said in a securities filing that it plans to shift production of its motorcycles for EU destinations out of the United States to its international facilities to avoid the EU’s retaliatory tariffs, providing a glimpse into the broader cost implications that the trade war is expected to have on global companies.

The European Union enacted tariffs on various U.S.-manufactured products, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles. These tariffs, which became effective June 22, were imposed in response to the tariffs the United States imposed on steel and aluminum exported from the European Union to the United States.

Due to the retaliatory EU tariffs, Harley-Davidson motorcycles exported from the United States...

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