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Tariffs coming on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, cranberries and aluminum for boats

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

   The European Union will start taxing on Friday a range of imports from the U.S., including Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Wisconsin cranberries, in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on European steel and aluminum.

  Milwaukee is home to Harley, and Wisconsin is the largest cranberry producer in the world.
  The 28-nation EU was first expected to do so next month, but EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said it would introduce the “rebalancing” tariffs on about 2.8 billion euros’ ($3.4 billion) worth of U.S. products this week.
  The goods targeted include typical American exports, such as Harleys, bourbon, peanut butter, cranberries and orange juice, in a way that seems designed to create the most political pressure on Trump and U.S. politicians.
  “We are left with no other choice,” Malmstrom said in a statement.
  Trump imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on imported aluminum from the EU on June 1. Europeans claim that is simply protectionism and breaks global trade rules.

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