Ford Motor Co. says it will halt domestic sales in Thailand if the government insists on applying a 12% tariff to open-cab trucks. Pickup trucks in Thailand traditionally have enjoyed a lower rate of tax than passenger cars. Apichet Sitakalin, AutoAlliance Thailand Co. Ltd. sales director, says in published reports that if the new tax prevails, Ford will make vehicles strictly for export. The government excise department has ruled that Ford’s open-cab trucks should be taxed at 12%, the ...
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