Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53325/more en Smuggling Stalls Growth of Colombia’s Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/politics/smuggling-stalls-growth-colombia-s-auto-industry <div class="field-byline"> James Bargent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Large numbers of tires are smuggled into the country as a result of anti-dumping measures Colombia has taken against China, which ensure high tariffs on legal tire imports remain in place.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/smuggling-stalls-growth-colombia-s-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/smuggling-stalls-growth-colombia-s-auto-industry#comments Public Auto Makers Politics South America Colombia Venezuela Laws/Law Enforcement Tariffs Trade Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:49:00 +0000 1171301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Police examine parts smuggled into Colombia from Venezuela.</strong></p> Growth Opportunities Elusive for Indian Parts Makers http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/growth-opportunities-elusive-indian-parts-makers <div class="node-body article-body">Chinese components are priced so low that Indian manufacturers are seeking anti-dumping duties. But India also has a free-trade agreement with the ASEAN trade bloc that allows duty-free imports of parts made in those countries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/growth-opportunities-elusive-indian-parts-makers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/growth-opportunities-elusive-indian-parts-makers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific China India Auto Makers Suppliers Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Component Finance Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Tariffs Trade Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1175381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Magna seating design, engineering center in Pune, India, open for business.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Free-Trade Pact Opens Ecuador to EU Automakers http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ecuador will phase out its current 35% to 40% tariff on automobiles over the next seven years, eventually allowing European automakers to export to the country duty-free. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe South America Europe - Regional Colombia Ecuador Peru Venezuela BMW Land Rover Nissan European Commission Globalization Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:41:00 +0000 1172141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Range Rover shedding tariffs in Ecuador.</strong></p> Mercedes’ Metris Van Sits Out Game of Tariff Chicken http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken <div class="node-body article-body">By labeling the Metris vans passenger MPVs, Daimler hopes to avoid a 25% duty on commercial vehicles imposed by the U.S. 50 years ago in retaliation for a German tariff on poultry imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe North America North America - Regional U.S. Spain Turkey Ford Mercedes Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:07:00 +0000 1166371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes hikes van output at Spain plant ahead of North America launch.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> East Africa Awaits Arrival of Duty-Free EU Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/politics/east-africa-awaits-arrival-duty-free-eu-vehicles <div class="field-byline"> Wachira Kigotho </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A General Motors East Africa official says East African auto dealers are seeing growing demand for luxury cars, and the trade pact will allow them to “import those expensive toys and deliver them to our clients.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/east-africa-awaits-arrival-duty-free-eu-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/east-africa-awaits-arrival-duty-free-eu-vehicles#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Africa - Regional Europe - Regional Nigeria General Motors Jaguar Land Rover Nissan Toyota Sales & Marketing Globalization Tariffs Trade Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:49:00 +0000 1153971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jaguar Land Rover looks to make splash in developing East Africa market.</strong></p> Indian Automakers Taxed by Regulatory, Duty Disputes http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes <div class="node-body article-body">Fines, penalties and demands for unpaid excise taxes against the automakers total Rs49.5 billion. Some cases date back a decade or longer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific India BMW Fiat Honda Maruti Laws/Law Enforcement Regulatory Agencies Tariffs Trade Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:24:00 +0000 1152671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ciaz at center of pre-purchase disclosure disagreement.</strong></p> Mercedes Sprinter Van-tastic Off-Road http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/mercedes-sprinter-van-tastic-road <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Potential customers for 4x4 Sprinters include ski resorts needing to shuttle people through heavy snow; emergency crews needing to battle inclement weather; railroad workers coping with steep grades; and oil crews working in muddy conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/mercedes-sprinter-van-tastic-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/mercedes-sprinter-van-tastic-road#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Diesel Resource Center Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Daimler Freightliner Mercedes Diesel Future Products Local Content Product Development Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Vehicle Interiors Test Drives 4-wheel-drive cargo van Chevrolet City Express Crosswind Assist electronic stability control Ford transit market share Mercedes Sprinter Nissan NV Ram ProMaster Sprinter Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:10:00 +0000 1149881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sprinter 4x4 demonstrates prowess off-road.</strong></p> ’15 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-mercedes-benz-sprinter-van <div class="node-body gallery-body">Mercedes-Benz rolls out the '15 Sprinter cargo van with new technologies such as part-time 4-wheel drive and a more sophisticated electronic stability control system to mitigate the effect of heavy winds and prevent rollovers during extreme maneuvers. A model also is available with a 7-ft. roof.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-mercedes-benz-sprinter-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-mercedes-benz-sprinter-van#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Diesel Resource Center Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Daimler Freightliner Mercedes Antilock Braking System (ABS) Diesel Product Development Safety Tariffs Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:09:00 +0000 1149891 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers: U.S. X Factor in Canada-EU Trade Deal http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-us-x-factor-canada-eu-trade-deal <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Canadian policy analyst says Canada will be the only region in the world with access to both the U.S. and EU markets through free-trade agreements once the Canadian and European parliaments ratify the pact, which may not occur until 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-us-x-factor-canada-eu-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-us-x-factor-canada-eu-trade-deal#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe North America Europe - Regional Canada U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors European Commission Local Content Tariffs Trade Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:35:00 +0000 1131891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chrysler Town &amp; Country exports could get hung up on technical standards.</strong></p> Luxury, Super-Luxury Models Enrich India Auto Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-super-luxury-models-enrich-india-auto-market <div class="node-body article-body">Buyers can choose from among 150 high-end models from five automakers, including the Indian subsidiaries of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, and 70 super-luxuries from nine manufacturers ranging from Aston Martin to Rolls-Royce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-super-luxury-models-enrich-india-auto-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-super-luxury-models-enrich-india-auto-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Aston Martin Bugatti Jaguar Lamborghini Land Rover Mercedes Rolls Royce Globalization Internet Marketing Social Media Tariffs Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:58:00 +0000 1107321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rental company&rsquo;s purchase of 120 C-Class sedans reflects demand.</strong></p>