Hammock on the Chicken Tax and Other Tariffs
By David Henderson
The most ridiculous result of the Chicken Tax is surely the Ford Transit Connect, which is produced in Turkey and Spain. All Transit Connects are imported with rear windows and rear seats with seat belts, making them passenger vehicles. Once they arrive in the United States, Ford rips out and recycles the windows, the seats, and the rear seat belts. Ford also blocks the rear windows with solid panels. Doing this transforms them into light trucks.