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German car companies of rügen, the threat of US punitive duties

Are BMW, Audi and Mercedes a security risk for the USA? The US Department of Commerce could come today to this view. The German companies fight back duties against the threat of criminal charges.

the upcoming decision of The US Department of Commerce regarding the classification of European car imports as a threat to the national security of the United States has caused sharp criticism. If the Ministry come to this assessment, this would not be understandable, informed the German Association of the automotive industry (VDA) in Berlin. Yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel had practiced at the Munich security conference is already sharp criticism of the U.S. plans.

period for decision ends today

the US Commerce Secretary Ross has set up today a period of time, to the White house to his report.

Formally, the deadline for the submission of audit reports to the Department of Commerce in Washington ends today. The government should share in the Import of cars and automotive suppliers as a threat to national security, classified, could, US President Donald Trump may, within 90 days special duties. Last special have been discussed to customs duties in the amount of 25 percent. Such a step, the German car could halve exports to the United States, according to calculations by the ifo Institute.

According to information of news Agency AFP, and the German "Handelsblatt" is the decision of the U.S. Department of Commerce already fallen. Therefore, the car will be classified imports as a security threat. The report in front of the White house, reported the "Handelsblatt", citing Berlin's government circles.

Trump had already justified the imposition of punitive tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum in the last year that the national security vulnerable. The basis of this approach in the past decades, seldom applied clause in 1962 from the U.S. trade law. He is supposed to protect the United States against excessive dependence on various imported goods.

German companies refer to US Jobs

The German car industry have created in the past few years, according to its own statements, with approximately 300 factories in more than 113,000 jobs in the United States, as well as the dual training system for skilled workers was introduced. "All of that strengthens the U.S. and is not a safety problem," said the German industry Association VDA.

Chancellor Merkel criticized the US Position in sharp Form.

Angela Merkel pointed at the Munich security conference, also the fact that many German companies had their cars in the USA build - in BMW factory in the U.S. state of South Carolina. "If these cars are built in South Carolina, are suddenly a threat to the national security of the United States, then that scares us," said the Chancellor. For the attitude of the US government, they expressed a lack of understanding. She urged at the same time for more negotiations.

German car bosses in the United States: Optimistic after Meeting with Trump, 04.12.2018 Europe's fear of new-car duties, 28.11.2018 Atlas |USA |Washington D. C.

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