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Trade trauma: Harley-Davidson to send business overseas

by Lynde Langdon & Kent Covington
Posted 6/26/18, 10:53 am

As a mounting trade war between the United States and other countries heats up, Harley-Davidson announced Monday it would move some production overseas. The Milwaukee, Wis.–based company said the motorcycles it sells in Europe will soon be made there after the European Union slapped a tariff on U.S. exports in retaliation for Trump administration tariffs on steel and aluminum. U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the company in a Tuesday morning tweet: “A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country-never! Their employees and customers are already very angry at them. If they move, watch, it will be the beginning of the end—they surrendered, they quit!”

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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