WAYNE, MI – Ford Motor Co. is exploring how it might insulate its Turkey-built Ford Transit Connect commercial van from a truck tariff known as “the chicken tax.” The 25% tariff applies to assembled trucks imported to the U.S. Its origin and nickname are derived from a 1964 trade dispute in which the U.S. retaliated against European countries that slammed the door on U.S. frozen chicken exports. The Transit Connect, which is produced at a joint-venture site shared by Ford and Turkey’s ...
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