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Author: JustMee01 Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 18172  
Subject: Re: Small Pickup Revisited Date: 2/14/2013 3:51 PM
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As an aside, if you read the article that Doug posted, it has a Wiki link in it to the "chicken tax".

Apparently, any light truck imported into the US is subject to a 25% tariff that goes back to the LBJ administration and a European trade war. It's called the "chicken tax". That name's so absurd it's ridiculous. Apparently, the light truck tariff was in response to a European poultry tariff on US chickens.

The Wiki link also notes that Ford works around the chicken tax with its Transit Connect. The Transits are shipped from Turkey with passenger interiors that are then stripped out in the US. So, the passenger vehicle actually becomes a light truck in the US, avoiding the tariff.

I'll have to file that away in the absurd, but true category...

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