Trump administration rejects GM's request to avoid tariff on Buick Envision
The made-in-China Envision will apparently be subject to a 25-percent tariff.
The Trump administration has reportedly rejected General Motors' request for a tariff exemption on the Buick Envision.
The Envision is among a small group of vehicles that are shipped from factories in China to showrooms in the US. It is consequently exposed to the administration's 25-percent tariff on vehicles built in China.
The company told Reuters that it is aware of the relief denial and has been paying the tariff since July. The company has not raised the Envision's $35,000 price tag to offset the additional costs, however.
It is unclear if the tariffs will affect GM's plans to bring other made-in-China Buick models to the US, such as the Encore GX.