Harley-Davidson row: Donald Trump says administration working to bring other motorcycle companies to US

Harley-Davidson said on June 25 that tariffs implemented by the EU would increase the average cost per motorcycle by about USD 2,200 and the company will shift some production overseas as a result.

Published: 04th July 2018 12:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2018 12:46 AM   |  A+A-

Harley Davidson motorcycles at the expo. (File Photo | AP)

By PTI

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said today his administration is talking with other motorcycle companies about moving to the US after Harley Davidson decided to shift some operations overseas in the wake of retaliatory EU tariffs against American duties.

Harley-Davidson said on June 25 that tariffs implemented by the EU would increase the average cost per motorcycle by about USD 2,200 and the company will shift some production overseas as a result.

The European Union imposed the tariffs in retaliation against the Trump administration's duties on steel and aluminium imports, which were an effort by Trump to protect US jobs.

"Now that Harley-Davidson is moving part of its operation out of the US, my Administration is working with other Motor Cycle companies who want to move into the US," Trump said in a tweet.

"Harley customers are not happy with their move - sales are down seven per cent in 2017. The US is where the action is!" said the US President.

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