President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to impose a “big border tax” on General Motors if the automobile giant doesn’t shift some its production back to the United States.
“ General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U. S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U. S. A.or pay big border tax!” Mr. Trump tweeted.
In response, the company said the Cruze hatchback model made in Mexico is for global markets, with a “small number” sold in the U. S.
“ General Motors manufacturers the Chevrolet Cruze sedan in Lordstown, Ohio. All Chevrolet Cruze sedans sold in the U. S. are built in GM’s assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. GM builds the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback for global markets in Mexico, with a small number sold in the U. S.,” said a statement posted to the company’s website.
Mr. Trump has also called out other corporate giants like Boeing and Lockheed Martin in recent weeks over the cost or projected cost of their products.
He said frequently during the campaign that he’d eye imposing tariffs if companies moved their operations outside of the United States and then tried to sell the products back to the U. S.
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