Ford’s China SUV Plans Go Inactive Due To China Tariffs, Parts May Follow — Panjiva


Ford’s China SUV Plans Go Inactive Due To China Tariffs, Parts May Follow

China 1758 Cons. Discr. - Autos 661 Tariffs 1169 U.S. 3297

Ford Motor has cancelled plans to export the Focus Active SUV from China to the U.S. from 2019 due to new duties being applied by the administration of President Donald Trump. Not only would the vehicle be subject to 25% duties under the section 301 review of Chinese IP practices it also faces a further 25% if the section 232 review of the automotive industry is completed. While the vehicle was only expected to account for 50,000 vehicles of sales vs. 725,000 vehicles imported from China in the 12 months to June 30 the move still represents a victory for administration policy. The wider ...

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