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Old 04-04-2018, 07:51 AM
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/03/u...s-tariffs.html

Looks like Predators will get a price bump soon.

EDIT: not posting this for anything political. just for informational purposes.
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:12 AM
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Bad link when I click through.
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weird.

Not as good as the NYT article
https://www.ft.com/content/2c427f96-...e-e06bde01c544

maybe the mobile link will work
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/0...s-tariffs.html

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ah, there's some advertising crap NYT sends you through. there's a link in the middle Continue to NY Times.

Eh, there's 1300+ items in a new tariff list that includes engines.

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list of items
https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files...ses/301FRN.pdf

84089090
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Compression ignition internal-combustion piston engines,for machinery or equipment,
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Bad link when I click through.
its an extension to monetize outbound links from diygokarts.com just click through to the article.
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I wonder if that's the case... Which way the Honda brand parts will go- up in price as there isn't much china parts, or down cause the new market will potentially open to them and have a good supply...

I do see perhaps if the Gov(USA) goes strong on this... There might be a strong import through our ports here in Canada to circumnavigate some of those tarif rates... Or atleast a good try to anyways...
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Instead of importing the Chinese goods, we should import the Chinese kids making those products. Then we can slap "Made in USA Sweatshop" stickers on the products.
Think about the numbers, every new citizen has a job. Unemployment Rate goes down.
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Well considering just about every engine is now more or less made in China, wonder how that will effect Briggs and Stratton engines or even Honda. Too bad it isn't feasible to do a complete 3D printed engine yet, maybe in 30 years.
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A Laser sintering machine could... with little post-op finishing....for the most part almost all the parts...

...... But the machine is worth in the millions... and only a few companies have them...
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Too bad... so sad...but, it's like DARN IT! I should have bought those bell peppers when they were 3 for $1.

The bigger picture is the good it will do here at home. American workers are the best in the world, and only have one demand: A fair wage.
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Least there's options for engines and maybe just maybe, modifier company's like ARC will release billet parts for more than just Predator.
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You know what? I'd be willing to pay a bit more for an American built and made engine, than a Chinese engine. Like how older Briggs were built completely in Wisconsin.
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The bigger picture is the good it will do here at home. American workers are the best in the world, and only have one demand: A fair wage.
I think this is debatable. I'm not saying Americans aren't hard working.....I'm saying that I highly doubt that they are the best in the world.
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Time to stock up on HF Predators and turn a profit when the prices go up?
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