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Ford Exiting Japan, Indonesia

Officials with the Ford Motor Company say the automaker will cease operations in Japan and Indonesia by the end of the year.

Ford is only selling a few thousand cars and trucks in those countries.

The automaker blames Japan, in particular, for erecting trade barriers that limit auto imports and protect domestic brands.

Automotive analyst David Cole tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter Ford’s decision to exit Japan and Indonesia is not surprising.

Image credit: Pat Batcheller

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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