VIENNA – ZAZ and Bogdan Motors, Ukraine’s two major auto makers, suspend vehicle production to avoid a scrapping fee introduced in Russia earlier this year. The fee, which was launched Sept.1, especially hurts the two manufacturers as they try to cope with a weak domestic market and depend on Russia as their main export destination. To avoid the scrapping fee, ZAZ pushed up production to increase the number of cars available for export to Russia before the extra charge took ...
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