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Chinese EV Giant BYD May Never Sell a Car in the U.S., but It Will Everywhere Else

A BYD car carrier ship offloads vehicles in Bremerhaven, Germany, on February 26, 2024. FOCKE STRANGMANN / AFP

The Chinese government accused the United States of engaging in “classic protectionism” in response to Washington’s drive to ensure Chinese-made EVs stay out of its market.

There’s mounting concern among U.S. lawmakers that China is going to use Mexico as a backdoor to circumvent the 27.5% tariff on Chinese electric vehicles. The White House is now considering even higher tariffs with some legislators calling for an outright ban on national security grounds.

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