The company Harley-Davidson decided to postpone the production of its motorcycles for Europe from the US. This decision was made because of the response of the European Union to the decision of US President Donald Trump to impose duties on steel and aluminum, reports Reuters.
As a result of such measures, the cost of each motorcycle Harley-Davidson can grow by about 2.2 thousand dollars, it was counted in the company. At the same time, the press service of the brand, has not yet been informed where motorcycles for Europe will be assembled.
In turn, US President Donald Trump expressed surprise with the decision of the concern. Such a move the head of state considered a “white flag” rise.
“Surprised that Harley-Davidson became the first company to raise the white flag. I fought hard for them, and in the end they will not pay duties on sales in the EU, which caused us a great loss in trade at $ 151 billion, “Trump wrote in his Twitter.
The company Harley-Davidson in the next decade plans to bring to the market ten new motorcycles. One of them will become a fully electric vehicle. The company’s management recently decided to invest additional funds in the development of electrical technologies, which should attract new fans to the production.