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cahoots
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This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
As you probably know, pickups are the best selling vehicles in America. And when a foreign automaker wants to sell one in the US, it gets hit with a 25% import tariff. This tariff also applies to commercial vehicles. All of this is clearly designed to protect our domestic auto industry, which has been repeatedly challenged by Germany and Japan over the years. It's a huge prop.

A smaller 2.5% tariff applies to imported passenger cars. Americans drive far fewer BMWs and Mercedes than pickup trucks. And a big chunk of them are actually made in the US already.

Just wanted to educate you all who think that we haven't put up our own barriers to preserve the US auto industry. Trump never mentions these tariffs.
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mahdragonz
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
There is no vehicle made by an American car manufacturer that is in the same league as German autos.


Feelthebarn
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
What pickup models are they offering?


NC_Tigah
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
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As you probably know, pickups are the best selling vehicles in America. And when a foreign automaker wants to sell one in the US, it gets hit with a 25% import tariff.
How much is the tariff on SC's Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, Tx's Toyota Tundras, etc.?


Turbeauxdog
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
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Trump never mentions these tariffs.


It's a good point.

Toyota moved production to the us for the tundra, I wonder if this is a net loss for Americans.

But the offset are the shitty cafe standards which raise prices for trucks.



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Bass Tiger
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
A Benz truck, now that's cowboy gangsta.


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NC_Tigah
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RockyMtnTigerWDE
Concept not even being marketed in North America for the foreseeable future. Same with BMW, btw.


gamatt53
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
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This board is very poorly educated


You could have stopped here


RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
I was just having fun with the question NC.


DabosDynasty
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
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The board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos.


Much of this board should google the Smoot-Hawley Tariffs of 1930 and the subsidization of our sugar industry.


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NC_Tigah
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I was just having fun with the question NC.
I looked up the same thing 2 minutes before.
That's how I knew.

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BBONDS25
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Just wanted to educate you


The mixture of hubris and ignorance is staggering.


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NC_Tigah
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
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This board is very poorly educated


You could have stopped here
Old thread, but FYI


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cahoots
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
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How much is the tariff on SC's Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, Tx's Toyota Tundras, etc.?




0%

Is this some kinda trick question?

I just think it's silly that Trump is pretending that the US auto industry is being victimized here when they have plenty of trade protection.


NC_Tigah
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
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Is this some kinda trick question?
Just a nod to the gibberish you posted in the other tariff thread
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the US already imposes a 25% tariff on foreign trucks and commercial vans, clearly a nod to the US truck industry . . .

On the other end of things, Ford and GM produce tons of cars in various parts of the EU. In general, these cars do not get any additional tariffs between EU countries.


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BBONDS25
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You could have stopped here


Your BA isn't impressing anyone.


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cahoots
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
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On the other end of things, Ford and GM produce tons of cars in various parts of the EU. In general, these cars do not get any additional tariffs between EU countries.


How is this gibberish? If GM produces a car in Germany and sells it in Italy, it won't be taxed. That's all I was saying chief. This gives GM and Ford full range of the EU regardless of where they build the factory.


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gthog61
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re: This board is very poorly educated on our tariffs, especially autos
Why the Hell would anyone not in the auto industry know anything about auto tariffs?

Probably 80% of the population cannot name 3 SCOTUS justices and you want to bitch about not knowing about tariffs?


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