Harley-Davidson set to shift base to Thailand
The US motorcycle maker has confirmed its plans to move manufacturing of its China-bound motorcycles out of the US to Thailand to escape Chinese tariffs levied on American vehicle imports.
The iconic maker’s moves indicate how companies are dealing with the ongoing trade battle. “We plan to supply China from Thailand by the end of the year,” CEO Matt Levatich had said earlier this year.
Previously, almost all Harley-Davidson exports to the region came from the US with the exception of India, where the company has a factory. But a new facility was set up in Thailand last year to produce vehicles for other countries in the region.
– source: Nikkei Asian Review