Donald Trump proposed a 25 percent tariff on some goods, including automobiles, imported from China. This could put a kink in the plans of Ford, GM, Volvo as well as the Chinese brand Guangzhou Automobile Group, who planned to enter the US market next year.
Volvo is importing S60 Inscription since 2015 from China; GM imports the Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid and Buick Envision; Ford was planning on starting to build the Focus Compact there and importing it.
China retaliated, announcing its own 25 percent tax on imports including chemicals, soybeans, aircraft, and cars. That could be a problem for Tesla. Their Model S and X are on the verge of unaffordable in the Chinese Market. The increase in price by 25 percent will make the cars reachable only to the wealthiest buyers.