Harley & India Trade Bikes For Mangoes.

I guess you know that China & India are the 2 fastest growing economies in the world and that the US cannot prosper without these 2 countries as trading partners. But fair trade is the rule of the game. Logically, Harley Davidson wants to enter the Indian market , one the world’s largest for motorbikes. And India wants to sell its mangoes (it is the world’s largest producer) to the United States. But the US banned mangoes from India 18 years ago over concerns that Indian farmers used too many pesticides. So here the deal.  Indian farmers will irradiate the fruit to kill any pests. In exchange Harley-Davidson will be able to export motorcycles under Euro 3 emission standards (the standard adopted by the European Community). Bilateral trade in goods and services could hit $50 billion this year, on track to hit goals set during Bush’s visit of doubling trade in three years. No word to know if an Indian farmer will be able to go to his local Harley dealer and pay his new bike with mangoes, and if yes, how many he will need for each model.  microid: 5f23d0a69539321afdace6b456d51898b962f7c6  

2 Responses to “Harley & India Trade Bikes For Mangoes.”

  1. 1 Nicker Apr 23rd, 2007 at 2:51 pm


    “…But fair trade is the rule of the game…”

    I wish that were so.
    Since when do overseas manufactures have to deal with the regulatory requirements that our government loads onto US manufacturers?

    Do Indian farmeres have to dela with OSHA, EPA, IFWU…etc..?

  2. 2 jatinder Jun 5th, 2007 at 4:00 am

    ah,finally india will have the legend.being indian myself,i am waiting for it.beleive me there are lots of bikers who are dying to see the legend.kudos to harley.all the japnese four are already in the market and they are not bringing anything exiting except the 100 c.c. comuter bike.now we can have the real thing finally.
    thanx harley

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