BMW sticks to plans to export from China despite tariffs.
By Mark Andrews
Nikkei Asian Review. 7th May 2019
The company denied reports that the trade war between Washington and Beijing — which has seen tariffs imposed on Chinese car imports into the U.S. — had prompted a rethink on plans to export the iX3, an electric version of the X3 compact crossover SUV, from China.
BMW spokesman Max-Morten Borgmann told Nikkei Asian Review, “Our strategic plans to export the iX3 from China remain unchanged.”
China has yet to become a major source of automotive exports even as the country has come to dominate manufacturing in many areas and has emerged as the world’s largest car market.
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