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A BMW AG badge is exhibited on the firm’s seven-Collection sedan at the assembly line on Nov. 30, 2016.

President-elect Donald Trump has warned the United States will impose a border tax of 35 p.c on cars and trucks that German carmaker BMW plans to create at a new plant in Mexico and export to the U.S. marketplace.

Trump was speaking in an interview with German newspaper Bild, which on Sunday introduced excerpts of his remarks translated into German.

A BMW spokeswoman said a BMW Group plant in San Luis Potosi would create the BMW 3 Collection beginning from 2019, with the output intended for the environment marketplace. The plant in Mexico would be an addition to present 3 Collection generation services in Germany and China.

Trump said BMW need to create its new vehicle manufacturing facility in the United States simply because this would be “a lot greater” for the company.

He went on to say Germany was a good vehicle producer, borne out by Mercedes Benz cars and trucks remaining a repeated sight in New York, but there was no reciprocity.

Germans were not getting Chevrolets at the same price, he said, earning the enterprise partnership an unfair one-way avenue. He said he was an advocate of free trade, but not at any expense.

The BMW spokeswoman said the company was “very a lot at residence in the U.S.,” utilizing directly and indirectly just about 70,000 people in the nation.

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