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Winning! Harley Davidson Moving Jobs Out of USA

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posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 11:45 AM
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Harley-Davidson will shift some production outside the US to avoid tariffs

American motorcycle brand set to move some operations to international facilities.



Harley-Davidson, the legendary producer of all-American motorbikes, said Monday it will shift some of its production outside the U.S. to avoid tariffs the EU has imposed on U.S. exports in response to American duties on steel and aluminum.

“To address the substantial cost of this tariff burden long-term, Harley-Davidson will be implementing a plan to shift production of motorcycles for EU destinations from the U.S. to its international facilities to avoid the tariff burden,” the company said in an official announcement.

The company said the EU retaliatory tariffs of 25 percent would mean a motorbike shipped from the U.S to Europe would now face a tariff of 31 percent, up from 6 percent, leading to an average cost increase of $2,200 per motorcycle.

“On a full-year basis, the company estimates the aggregate annual impact [due to the tariffs] to be approximately $90 [million] to $100 million.”





Besides its U.S. plants, Harley-Davidson maintains manufacturing facilities in Australia, Brazil, India and Thailand, according to its website.

“Increasing international production to alleviate the EU tariff burden is not the company’s preference, but represents the only sustainable option to make its motorcycles accessible to customers in the EU and maintain a viable business in Europe,” the company said.

time.com...

REWIND to Feb 2017 right after Trump was sworn in:

Harley executives meet with Trump at White House


"Thank you Harley-Davidson for building things in America," Trump said during his remarks.

www.jsonline.com...

Next up is Soybean Prices and Iowa farmers.

Soybean prices plunge to nine-year low on US-China trade war fears


China's tariffs on U.S. pork alone have cost Iowa producers about $560 million, according to an Iowa State University estimate.

Hart said Chinese soybean tariffs could cut 10 percent, or a $1 per bushel, from current prices.

That would mean another $560 million revenue hit for Iowa farmers, based on last year's soybean production.

It's more bad news for Iowa farmers already struggling to post a profit. Iowa farm income dropped nearly 75 percent to $2.5 billion in 2016 from a high in 2011.

"It would push farmers below break-even," Hart said.


www.cnbc.com...

Des Moines Register

Trump is like the reverse of Midas, everything he touches loses money.

His policies are hurting farmers and offshoring jobs.



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posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 11:50 AM
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Yeah heard this on the radio on way back home from work.

they make them in a few different countries so it seems logical to do this



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 11:50 AM
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I'm so proud of our president and his great administration.

I was wrong about the Republicans, they do know what's best for our country.

What a genius, I mean bigly!

Pretty soon we won't even be able to make Dixie Cups.

Thanks Trump! You Chump!



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 11:51 AM
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Trump strikes again. But but but it's ok cuz. Trump...


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posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 11:52 AM
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As of December 2017:

Under Trump, US jobs are moving overseas even faster than before


All told, in the year since Trump was elected, more than 93,000 jobs have been certified by the Department of Labor as lost to outsourcing or trade competition, slightly higher than the average of about 87,000 in the preceding five years.

But federal contractors made up 10% of that number, rather than the previous average of 4%. That suggests companies that work for the government like General Motors, Boeing and United Technologies aren’t worried about political repercussions from the man in the White House.

qz.com...

Just keep worrying about brown people crossing the border, despite it being the lowest immigration in decades.

Keep your eyes focused on my left hand!


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posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 11:53 AM
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The OP might want to get the facts. Harleys destined for foreign countries have been made overseas for years. Nothing new here.


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posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 11:57 AM
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What is the Democrats plan for fixing our broken trading relationships? More bending over and taking it up the keyster? You guys are great at complaining, but have no plans to level the playing field.

Trade negotiations are a process and I would rather we do something than nothing to move things forward. Let’s see how things are in a few years.


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posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: soberbacchus

And Volvo moving jobs in! See how this tarrif thing works yet?


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posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 11:58 AM
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originally posted by: SonofaSkunk


The OP might want to get the facts. Harleys destined for foreign countries have been made overseas for years. Nothing new here.


I trust actual Harley Executives over Sonofaskunk on ATS as to what they are doing and why.

Harley Davidson's Official Announcement:



“To address the substantial cost of this tariff burden long-term, Harley-Davidson will be implementing a plan to shift production of motorcycles for EU destinations from the U.S. to its international facilities to avoid the tariff burden,”
the company said in an official announcement.


Less US workers making Harleys, More workers hired in India, Brazil, Thailand and Australia.



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:06 PM
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originally posted by: Enderdog
a reply to: soberbacchus

And Volvo moving jobs in! See how this tarrif thing works yet?


Does it work where Foreign Companies reap the profits of American Workers on a weakening dollar while American Workers suffer?

And what does Trump have to do with Volvo opening a plant in the US??

Sidenote: Volvo is very worried they made a bad bet.



Volvo made the decision to open the plant in 2015 before Trump took office, hoping to take advantage of Volvo's name recognition.

Volvo has been majority owned by Chinese multinational automotive company Geely Holding Group since 2010.

On June 20, Volvo's Samuelsson warned that the company would be unable to export cars if China and Europe erect high trade barriers, and that it would become difficult to create jobs in the U.S.

China has announced plans to impose an additional tariff on U.S. auto imports on July 6 in retaliation for the Trump administration's "punitive" tariffs.


Volvo now faces a different problem: a possible trade war between the U.S. and China and Europe.

asia.nikkei.com...

Maybe they can convert the plant to a water park or something if Trump wins re-election?

Is that how the "tariff thing" works?




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posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:10 PM
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Less US workers making Harleys, More workers hired in India, Brazil, Thailand and Australia.


Par for the course. Overpriced rice burners now.


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posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: soberbacchus

Even snopes says you are wrong, this has been planned since at least 2015.



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:12 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus


What is the Democrats plan for fixing our broken trading relationships?



Rule number one, stop digging.

Trumps solution for Trade imbalance to is to trade a shovel for a excavator.



Trade negotiations are a process and I would rather we do something than nothing to move things forward.



Turning an imbalance into a crisis is not a solution nor moving forward.

Farmers and blue collar workers are not pawns in Trumps global version or Trump Steaks, Trump Airlines and the dozens of other failures.




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posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
What is the Democrats plan for fixing our broken trading relationships? More bending over and taking it up the keyster? You guys are great at complaining, but have no plans to level the playing field.

Trade negotiations are a process and I would rather we do something than nothing to move things forward. Let’s see how things are in a few years.


You do realise that the US also imposes tariffs right? So does this mean it's ok for the US to impose tariffs but not any other nation?

Not having a go at you Metallicus but figure you may actually answer! In all the tariff threads that have sprung up i see a huge outpouring of what is, essentially, "America, f#!* yeah" but a complete hissy fit that other nations also impose sanctions. Seems to be a bit of a hypocracy loop........



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: soberbacchus
As of December 2017:

Under Trump, US jobs are moving overseas even faster than before


All told, in the year since Trump was elected, more than 93,000 jobs have been certified by the Department of Labor as lost to outsourcing or trade competition, slightly higher than the average of about 87,000 in the preceding five years.

But federal contractors made up 10% of that number, rather than the previous average of 4%. That suggests companies that work for the government like General Motors, Boeing and United Technologies aren’t worried about political repercussions from the man in the White House.

qz.com...

Just keep worrying about brown people crossing the border, despite it being the lowest immigration in decades.

Keep your eyes focused on my left hand!



So far, not so good. A group that advocates for federal workers says government records show (pdf) more than 10,000 jobs at federal contractors have been sent over overseas since Trump was elected. 


Federal contractors. Lmfao.

Sorry but that's a very lame example of jobs being "shipped" abroad.



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: Muninn
a reply to: soberbacchus

Even snopes says you are wrong, this has been planned since at least 2015.


The Opposite.

www.snopes.com...

I'd appreciate if you refrained from fake news on this thread and ATS in general.



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: soberbacchus

originally posted by: Muninn
a reply to: soberbacchus

Even snopes says you are wrong, this has been planned since at least 2015.


The Opposite.

www.snopes.com...

I'd appreciate if you refrained from fake news on this thread and ATS in general.




Stop spreading fake news then.

You are the problem!



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes

originally posted by: soberbacchus
As of December 2017:

Under Trump, US jobs are moving overseas even faster than before


All told, in the year since Trump was elected, more than 93,000 jobs have been certified by the Department of Labor as lost to outsourcing or trade competition, slightly higher than the average of about 87,000 in the preceding five years.

But federal contractors made up 10% of that number, rather than the previous average of 4%. That suggests companies that work for the government like General Motors, Boeing and United Technologies aren’t worried about political repercussions from the man in the White House.

qz.com...

Just keep worrying about brown people crossing the border, despite it being the lowest immigration in decades.

Keep your eyes focused on my left hand!



So far, not so good. A group that advocates for federal workers says government records show (pdf) more than 10,000 jobs at federal contractors have been sent over overseas since Trump was elected. 


Federal contractors. Lmfao.

Sorry but that's a very lame example of jobs being "shipped" abroad.


Why?

Federal Contractors are usually required to employ a percentage of US workers.

Under Trump the number of jobs Federal Contractors ship overseas has more than doubled.

As for the general workforce (non-federal contractors) the number of Outsourced Jobs has jumped up as well.

What do you find funny about that?



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:23 PM
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I'd be nice if we were all one country with no borders and no tariffs. One set of rules for everyone. Equality for all.
No wonder the Aliens haven't introduced themselves yet, we're still fighting about race, money, borders and imaginary sky gods.



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: soberbacchus

King of Debt!

Seems like we should have listened to him concerning that.



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