Ford Scraps Plan to Import China-Built Small Car Due to Tariffs

Ford Motor Co. has ditched plans to import its Focus compact vehicle from China to the U.S., citing an expected hit from import the Trump administration put into effect in July.

The U.S. auto maker had planned to begin shipping a new version of the Focus from China, starting in the second half of 2019. But a new 25% tariff upended the economic case for the import plan, said Kumar Galhotra, the company’s head of North America.

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