Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won't make hatchback in US

Trump: Apple could be tax free if it makes products in the US

Ford will not build new Focus cars in US, despite Trump tariffs tweet

Yet as noted by the Washington Post, on Friday Trump threatened an additional $US267 ($376) billion in tariffs that "could cover virtually all Chinese-made goods entering the United States". The Australian dollar, a proxy for Chinese growth because of the large volume of metals Australia sells to China, hovered near its lowest in 2-1/2 years.

An index of global stock markets rose on Monday for the first time in eight trading sessions on optimism about policy from Italy to the United States, dodging anxiety about the U.S.

In China, labour costs for motor vehicle and parts manufacturing are about $8 per hour including benefits, but it's more than $52 per hour in the USA, according to Dziczek. Apple added that computer parts for its USA operations would be hit by the tariffs. "Ford is proud to employ more US hourly workers and build more vehicles in the USA than any other automaker". "With any updates detailing the implementation based on President Donald Trump's suggestion, that would most certainly be negative for equity markets, one to watch in the week", she said.

Trump tweeted Saturday that "Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on China - but there is an easy solution where there would be ZERO tax, and indeed a tax incentive", if the company made its products in the USA instead of China.

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The administration in July implemented a 27.5 percent tariff on cars imported from China, which the Asian nation countered with a 40 percent levy on USA automobile imports.

Apple has indicated that President Donald Trump's proposed decision to impose 25 per cent more tariffs on products from China could result in prices of some devices from the company going up. While Ford might choose not to build the Focus in China, it does have a multiple number of plants in other countries it can choose to build the small hatchback in. More broadly, tariffs will lead to higher US consumer prices, lower overall USA economic growth, and other unintended economic consequences. Earlier this year Ford cancelled all its smaller cars with the exception of the Mustang and the Focus Active. It makes many of its products for the US market in China.

There was a "logical gap" in Trump's statement that the auto not being imported to the U.S. somehow meant it could be built in the United States cost-effectively, said Reade, who now advises clients on USA and Chinese governmental issues at the Washington-based law firm Arnold & Porter. It will continue to sell the vehicle outside the states.

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