Trump tells Apple to make in USA to dodge China tariffs

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

Traders were bracing for a potential escalation in the Sino-U.S. row after President Donald Trump raised the stakes on Friday by saying he was ready to impose tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports to the United States.

The company said the tariffs will raise costs for USA -based technology companies that manufacture ICT products such as desktop computers, laptops and servers.

Trump took to Twitter Sunday to declare victory and write: "This is just the beginning".

Kristin Dziczek of the Center of Automotive Research says there's simply no motivation for Ford to build the Focus Active in the U.S now.

Hence the production of Ford cars at U.S. soil had become quite expensive.

"Ford has abruptly killed a plan to sell a Chinese-made small vehicle in the U.S. because of the prospect of higher U.S. Tariffs".

Ford last month cancelled plans to import its Focus Active crossover vehicle into the United States from China because Trump's tariffs have undermined the business case for a vehicle with expected annual domestic sales of fewer than 50,000 units. The automaker has already stopped advertising for models like the Focus as well as the Fiesta, Fusion and Taurus.

Auto industry analyst Ed Kim told the Guardian that Trump's tariffs have, effectively, ruined Ford's plan for the Focus.

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Congress is also considering several pieces of legislation that would punish foreign countries for interfering in USA elections. The executive order addresses not only interference with campaign and election infrastructure, but also propaganda efforts.

Trump does not recognise "the complexity of supply chains and the types of inputs that go into decisions of where to locate one's production of different vehicles", Cutler said.

Zhejiang Hailide New Material ships much of its industrial yarns, tyre cord fabric, and printing materials from its plant in eastern Zhejiang province to the U.S. and other countries. The U.S. wants that coalition to include the European Union, Japan, and other allies. "Even if you had demand and volume, it's still very hard to build a small auto in the US profitably, which is why you find very few of them here".

Fiscal stimulus could increase to RMB 5 trillion in 2H18 with another RMB5 trillion in 1H19, particularly if this has to offset the negative impact from the full $200 billion in added tariffs should the USA carry out its threats in full, Pang said. Make your products in the United States instead of China.

USA stock investors are looking to extend momentum after corporate profits hit a record high in the second quarter, while investors think an Italian debt crisis would spark a conflict with Europe that would hurt the domestic economy.

The tariffs changed everything. The company is concerned, however, about the Trump administration's proposal to add 25 percent duties on another $200 billion in Chinese goods, including a wider assortment of consumer-related items.

The threat came after Trump said Friday he was considering extending penalties to an additional $267 billion of Chinese products in their battle over Beijing's technology policy.

On the companies front Primark owner Associated British Foods reaffirmed its full year guidance as it said that it expected to report a rise in full year like for like sales of 1.5% with United Kingdom stores helping drive the move higher.

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