October 10, 2018 / 11:55 AM / 10 months ago

BMW's key China JV to build a third plant in Liaoning province - govt website

The BMW logo is seen on the second press day of the Paris auto show, in Paris, France, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

BEIJING (Reuters) - BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd, the German premium automaker’s main Chinese joint venture, will build a third plant in Shenyang city, Liaoning province, according to a statement on the website of China’s cabinet on Wednesday.

The move was discussed during a meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and BMW (BMWG.DE) chief executive Harald Kruger.

BMW’s move comes at a time when the trade tensions between the United States and china made it difficult for BMW to efficiently import and sell U.S-produced SUVs. BMW has said the German premium brand might shift some production of those SUVs to China.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk, editing by Louise Heavens

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