All together against EU-Tariff
Effective 04/19/2021, the European Union has revoked our manufacturer Harley-Davidson’s so-called Binding Origin Information (BOI) for motorcycles imported into the EU from Thailand. With this BOI, the Harleys were previously imported into the EU at a duty rate of 6%.
As a result of this revocation, a penalty duty of 50% is threatened from 1.6.2021 and thus an import duty of 56% in total. This would make Harley-Davidson no longer competitive in its second most important sales market.
Imagine that the other way around: What would happen if German carmakers had to pay such punitive tariffs on their exports to the United States?
For comparison, European motorcycle manufacturers such as BMW, KTM and Ducati exported their bikes to the U.S. at a tariff rate of between 1.2% and 2.4%, and Harley-Davidson now faces a 56% tariff for Europe. You do not need little phantasie to imagine what this would mean for models such as the Pan America or other comparable vehicles.
Against this competition-distorting injustice, we are collecting your signatures together with the dealer association – from all motorcycle enthusiasts and fans of fair competition!
Donald Trump’s term in office saw punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum imported into the U.S., and Europe responded with punitive tariffs on Harley-Davidson and other quintessentially American companies, such as Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Even more than 100 days after Biden took office, there has been no easing of tensions on either side of the Atlantic on this issue. Apparently, Europe now wants to increase the pressure to persuade Biden to make a change.