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Old 9th December 2009, 19:39   #1
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Shipments of Ford passenger vans arrive each month in Baltimore from a Ford plant in Turkey, but each time, workers immediately rip out the non-driver seats and replace the side windows with steel. The reason, according to a September Wall Street Journal report, is to avoid an expensive tariff on imported "delivery vans," which is 10 times the tariff on "passenger vans." Ford found it less costly to re-fit passenger vans than to acknowledge importing delivery vans. Ironically, the tariff was imposed in 1963 specifically to protect the U.S. auto industry from foreign imports. [Wall Street Journal, 9-23-09]

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So it is one of those cold war era law that never went away. It is similar to that another stupid law that says Americans can't visit or do business with Cuba.
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So it is one of those cold war era law that never went away. It is similar to that another stupid law that says Americans can't visit or do business with Cuba.
Exactly! Or for that matter other countries defined as 'rogue' countries in their list, like Sudan, Iraq, Palestine, etc. What defies logic is that an neighbouring country of ours does not find place in that list!!!
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Exactly! Or for that matter other countries defined as 'rogue' countries in their list, like Sudan, Iraq, Palestine, etc. What defies logic is that an neighbouring country of ours does not find place in that list!!!
well Iraq is off that list and Palastine isnt a country, yet. See this is why we need a politics forum..everything will get sidetracked, lol.
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