Not to be outdone by arch nemesis LG, Samsung have voiced an interest in opening an appliance manufacturing plant in the USA.
We'd suggest that Samsung have bigger issues than getting around the import duties that have been slapped on them by US authorities and Mr Trump's policies but hey, what do we know?
Nevertheless a media event to introduce the company’s latest washing machine Suh Byung-sam, executive vice president of the digital appliances business of the consumer electronics division (snappy title eh?) at Samsung, admitted that the company is looking seriously at moving some proaction into the USA.
“The company is observing recent global trends in order to enhance competitiveness abroad,” Suh said. “It is considering a plan to open a plant in the US as part of mid- and long-term strategies.”
The Wall Street Journal on the same day, said the South Korean company is expected to invest $300 million for a new US production plant.
Who knows, Samsung might even manage to build machines there that don't shake themselves to bits or go on fire.