Trump Proposes 25% Tariff On All Cars Made In Mexico32
President Donald Trump has said in a tweet that he will impose a 25 percent tariff on all cars imported from Mexico to the United States if the country does not take measures to curb illegal immigration into the United States.
The President added in a later tweet that the tariff would supersede the stipulations in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal that he negotiated with Mexico to replace NAFTA.
Trump also said if the 25 percent tariff does not convince Mexico to begin stopping illegals from crossing the U.S. border, he will then be forced to shut down the border completely.
….However, if for any reason Mexico stops apprehending and bringing the illegals back to where they came from, the U.S. will be forced to Tariff at 25% all cars made in Mexico and shipped over the Border to us. If that doesn’t work, which it will, I will close the Border…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 5, 2019
If imposed, this rule could stand to hurt General Motors’ pocketbook the most. The company has a larger manufacturing footprint in Mexico than any other automaker, operating three assembly plants in the country and one parts plant. According to The Detroit Free Press, GM built 801,163 vehicles at its three Mexican assembly plants between January and November of 2018, 693,782 of which were exported to the United States or Canada.
GM cars built in Mexico include the Chevrolet Blazer, Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback, Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Trax, GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Terrain.
GM was recently forced to remove a 2019 Blazer from a branded display at Detroit’s Comerica Park after some residents of the city spoke out against its presence. Members of the public were irate that the automaker had decided to dangle the Mexican-made Blazer in front of their faces at the ballpark after laying off thousands of its blue and white collar American workers just months prior in late 2018. The automaker quietly pulled the Blazer from the display this week, replacing it with a U.S.-built Traverse and releasing no statement on the matter.
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This is a man that clearly doesn’t want to be reelected.
Pocapornstar is not a man.
Anyone know why every article on GMA seems to be about or have a red Chevy Blazer RS in it?
Must be getting paid for product spot. Kind of annoying though.
Well i happen to love the red Blazer that would be the one i would buy,but has any told you yet that you don’t have to buy that colour you may choose another one….
Wonder how he’ll define ‘made in Mexico’, since wire harnessing and so many other components bounce back and forth over the border?
Is it just vehicles whose final assembly is south of the border?
It’d be great if everything, from the ground up, was made in the US. And maybe someday, they will be.
But right now, many parts are made in Mexico, and either used there or here for final assembly.
It doesn’t seem like there’s a plan in place for the US to take over 100% of all manufacturing quickly and efficiently. Unless ‘final assembly’ is the defining factor, and US makers can finish off a product in Arlington TX or wherever.
trump needed a new headline other than his backtracking from his last threat to close the border.
his fragile ego and bone spurs can’t take such withering criticism.
He simply cannot help himself! He’s up to an average of 22 lies per day now,far more than his 6 early on. He is suffering from dementia and it worsens every day. Anyone with a functioning brain,which are few in the WH,realize closing the border would be catastrophic. I doubt Cheeto could find Mexico on a map of North America. Cadet bone spurs is ruining my country.
Man I wish I could just call anything I disagree with a lie,
Mechanic-sir your car engine ran out of oil and it needs a new motor
Costomer-thats a lie!
Shut er down Trump add lots of tariffs and than shut down the Government as well see how that works…
Got to love the people who claim to know the future. Yup, the same people who claimed Hitlery Clinton had a 98% chance of winning and laughed at anyone who said Trump would never be President. We all know how that turned out, eh? Sore losers will be sore losers.
Then again, these are the same people who lost to a man who who never ran for office, had 1/4 the budget, and the whole fake news media machine against him. How dumb are you?
now your talking.
I love this guy. Open borders will destroy this nation.
We can also talk about closing the borders in Canada as well lets not just focus on Mexico, lets see how far that will go!!
GM should use their influence in mexico to get the govt to stop those people from crossing thru mexico to invade the USA
Chevy can replace the production lost in Mexico overnight. Put all those American factories running at less than 50% up to 100% and not idle plants in Ohio.
Wow! You know how many months it takes to change a plant over to another product not to mention the cost involved.
About 18 months to do it right, and a couple of billion dollars.
Why would they want to do that there getting the cars built for 2 dollars an hour. They don’t car about bringing jobs to the US. Why should be buy these vehicles.
Yet their willing to Shut Down Plants within this country at the expense of many peoples jobs and lives at the same time, if GM took any notes from the successful Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra or even the Toyota Corolla, from the Base Level to the Performance level trims, that Car (Cruze) and Plant in Lordstown will still be thriving today. This is not a “Shoot Down” response, I’m sick of seeing so many plant closures and no immediate proposal in place to keep the damn thing in operation with new ideas and new job opportunities,
Tariffs are never a good idea. Moving our manufacturing presence out of the US and into Mexico was a bad idea. Ross Perot called it right at the time when he said the signing of the NAFTA agreement would result in a giant sucking sound of jobs and economic value leaving this country and heading to Mexico. When we impose tariffs, we take money from our own consumers and investors. Neither Mexico or China, for that matter, will be harmed much by tariffs. Instead, we will pay more for nearly everything, some of which, like produce, are a basic need. I’m all for border security and immigration controls, but not tariffs. My advice for the near term is that if you are looking to purchase a new car or other big item, do it sooner rather than later.
Beginning to think. I would sooner buy from Mexico anyway than usa. under Trump…..
Actually, well designed and properly managed tariffs are an excellent way to balance the productive economies of two disparate nations so that they can have real “free trade” between themselves. Free trade where citizens can make reasonable economic decisions on purchases based on real market value, not artificially depressed prices paid for by depressed wages on both sides, unrealistic currency exchange rates, and regulatory imbalances that also damage both trading partners. As far as price increases go, yes, there will be temporary dislocations at the initial imposition of tariffs, but in a true “free market” prices will eventually return to levels that represent true and fair value, but without the societal and environmental damage that today’s phony “free trade” causes. Today’s global economy could better defined as “managed trade” which is why we are always searching for a “good” trade deal. The problem is, managed by whom for whom and for what real purpose.
mexico has free trade agreement with many countries around the world and cars build in mexico can be sold there without any tarrifs but cars built in ohio can not. this is why trump wants all tarrifs removed everywhere so we have free and fair trade .
You cannot control the economy or threaten other countries with tariffs. It will only bite you in the ass. Tariffs makes income to pay for government not political agenda.
You can destroy someone else’s economy more than your own. Tarrifs only hurt. In the case of Russia, Russia feels the bite more than America,same with north Korea and Cuban blockades. A tarrif war with mexico would tank both economies, but America is big enough to absorb the blow, so yes it can accomplish a political agenda. Hopefully Mexico decides to coroporate. Right now there is an immigration crisis, and non of the crisis or tarrifs should be necessary. Both Washington and Mexico City play bad politics
At one time Canada and the US had the “Auto Pact” agreement. Basically it was if you wanted to sell a vehicle in Canada without tariffs, you had to build a vehicle in Canada. It didn’t have to be the same vehicle, that is why Buicks, Impalas and pickups were built in Oshawa for both markets, while the entire GM selection was available for sale in Canada.
It was accepted and worked fine for both countries until the unelected foreign WTO stuck their noses into where it didn’t belong and deemed it illegal.
So many sheep on here following whatever their tv’s tell them. Orange man bad, orange man does this, this very bad cuz we say so! It’s absolutely horrific yet amazing how many people the mainstream media has been able to manipulate regardless of what the reality of their environment is around them.
I have no TV. But Orange Man is bad…
Getting ready to buy a new vehicle and was looking at a Gm dealership tonight lots of Equinoxes and Blazers right up front by the highway. Neither are built here in the US. So I will be looking some where else. GM screwed themselves. I bought a 2011, 2014, 2016 all gm vehicles made in he usa. I do not want to see a Made In Mexico plate when I open my next new car door.
Millions and millions are buying them so i am sure they won’t even care what you do one way or another….
Check those Siverado 1500 Crew cabs too. Vin # starting with 1 is Indiana 3 is Mexico.
this is why mexico agreed with trump to put their military on both their borders to stop the illegals from coming across into the USA. you can bet the car companies were on the phone to the president of mexico about this.