A week ago, a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum affecting trade partners Canada, Mexico and the European Union, was implemented by the Trump administration. The Milwaukee-based company was hit as a way to influence voters in a state that Trump carried in 2016 after President Barack Obama had won it twice.
"We are now assessing the potential impact on our USA facilities", Michael Pflughoeft, a company spokesman, said in an email.
"Increasing global production...is not the company's preference", the statement said. However, on May 31 the White House announced that those exemptions would be ending at the end of the day.
"Unfortunately, this confirms my concerns and is a far too predictable outcome of policies that give companies like Harley-Davidson incentives to make their products elsewhere", Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson, who represents Harley-Davidson's home state, said in a statement.
Harley-Davidson determined that the tariffs would therefore eat up $30 million to $45 million of the current year's profit. The company said it expects the tariffs will result in an increased cost of about $2,200 per average motorcycle exported from the U.S.to Europe.
A Harley-Davidson spokesman said the company had nothing to say in response to Trump's tweet beyond its filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Walker says that's what he will push for in the wake of news that Harley-Davidson is shifting production of motorcycles headed for Europe from the U.S.to factories overseas due to increasing tariffs.
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United Steelworkers, a labor union representing some of the motorcycle maker's USA employees, said Monday that Harley-Davidson had long since begun to shift its manufacturing operations overseas. Shifting production to its non-U.
Analysts have noted the irony of Harley-Davidson's plight given that its executives were among the first to visit the White House in February 2017 shortly after Trump took office. "I think you're going to even expand". AshLee Strong says the best way to help American workers, consumers and manufacturers is to open new markets and not raise barriers.
Brussels imposed tariffs on a range of US-made products, including cosmetics, whiskey and cranberry juice, after Mr Trump imposed extra taxes on European Union steel and aluminum.
USA motorcycle sales peaked at more than 1.1 million in 2005 but then plummeted during the recession.
The company is already struggling with falling sales. "I'm disappointed in Trump". But since then the company has been counting the costs of his trade policies.
Skarich voted for Trump, as did 79 percent of surrounding Butler County.
Harley-Davidson earlier said making bikes for the European market would be transferred to other countries.
Trump's tweet on Monday is a sign the administration will continue placing blame on USA trading partners, even as American companies shift production or lay off workers amid escalating trade battles.