Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53325/more en China Decries U.S. Tariffs on Tire Imports http://wardsauto.com/china-decries-us-tariffs-tire-imports <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">China's Commerce Ministry says in a statement the U.S., which has imposed duties exceeding 100% in some cases in response to alleged dumping, should "adopt a responsible attitude and actions (and) correct its mistakes."</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-decries-us-tariffs-tire-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Tariffs Tires Trade Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1298341 at http://wardsauto.com General Motors Shifts Russian Production to Belarus http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/general-motors-shifts-russian-production-belarus <div class="node-body article-body">A government spokesman says besides Opel, GM will add assemblies of premium brands including Cadillac at its Belarusian JV by September. The new models will be sold in Belarus, Russia and possibly other Eastern European states. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/general-motors-shifts-russian-production-belarus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/general-motors-shifts-russian-production-belarus#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Belarus Russia Cadillac Chevrolet Opel/Vauxhall Local Content Production Restructuring Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:24:00 +0000 1297041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mokka CUV Opel&nbsp;brand&rsquo;s top seller in Russia.</strong></p> Automakers Say Russian Tax Hike Would Add to Pain http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-say-russian-tax-hike-would-add-pain <div class="node-body article-body">While the tax increase also would apply to importers, the government no longer can afford to raise subsidies for Russian automakers and global manufacturers operating locally at the same rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-say-russian-tax-hike-would-add-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-say-russian-tax-hike-would-add-pain#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Unspecified Companies Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 26 May 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1285331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Subsidies for Ford JV unlikely to fully compensate for higher tax.</strong></p> Hyundai Standing Pat With Winning Hand in India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-standing-pat-winning-hand-india <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai is balking at building a third plant because it currently has more than enough production capacity in India, allowing it to circumvent tariffs ranging from 80% to 135% on imported cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-standing-pat-winning-hand-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-standing-pat-winning-hand-india#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific India South Korea Hyundai Capacity Utilization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 26 May 2015 09:12:00 +0000 1286031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker meets local demand for i20 by shifting export builds out of Korea.</strong></p> Enhanced Mexico Trade Piques EU Automakers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the value of European car exports to Mexico reaching €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2014, EU automakers are assessing how exports could be increased following a trade-deal upgrade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional Mexico Audi BMW Mercedes Sales & Marketing European Commission Globalization Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1283641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yucatan dealership among more than 20 Mercedes outlets in Mexico.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Head of India’s Toyota Kirloskar on Complex Mission http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/head-india-s-toyota-kirloskar-complex-mission <div class="node-body article-body">Naomi Ishii wants Toyota to address challenges facing India. This includes improving fuel economy and reducing both pollution and road fatalities. The assumption is that an automaker helping solve these problems will increase sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/head-india-s-toyota-kirloskar-complex-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/head-india-s-toyota-kirloskar-complex-mission#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Toyota Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Tariffs Trade Mon, 18 May 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1279241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota India&rsquo;s Ishii wants B-segment hybrid to join Prius, Camry.</strong></p> Lincoln Aspiring to Become Luxury Player in China http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln must clear some hurdles if it hopes to succeed in China’s competitive luxury segment. Fortunately, it does have a head start with its enduring brand image.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Lincoln Globalization Internet Marketing Tariffs Fri, 15 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1276901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;56 Lincoln Continental displayed at Shanghai Auto Show in front of MKZ sedan on sale in China since November.</strong></p> Russia to Stabilize Ruble, Protect Global Automakers http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-stabilize-ruble-protect-global-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">The government says it will take fluctuations in the value of the ruble and other currencies into account when determining the percentage of locally sourced components required in foreign automakers’ car-assembly operations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-stabilize-ruble-protect-global-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-stabilize-ruble-protect-global-automakers#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia General Motors Opel/Vauxhall Finance Local Content Restructuring Sales Results Tariffs Trade Tue, 12 May 2015 17:04:00 +0000 1278061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM pullout prompted Russian government to act.</strong></p> New Tax Break Could Power EV Sales Surge in Norway http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Burnyeat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EV buyers no longer will have to pay a 25% sales tax on vehicles already exempt from the import duties applied to fuel-based cars. They also are allowed to use bus lanes and can be parked at reduced rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Norway Nissan Tesla Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Emissions Sales Results Tariffs Mon, 11 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1274741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tesla EV outsold General Motors, Honda, Hyundai brands in Norway in 2014.</strong></p> Thailand Bills Toyota, Isuzu Over Taxes, Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-bills-toyota-isuzu-over-taxes-tariffs <div class="node-body article-body">The government began trying to collect the money in 2012, but Toyota launched an appeal in which the two sides disagreed on the interpretation of a clause in the free-trade agreement between Thailand and Japan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-bills-toyota-isuzu-over-taxes-tariffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-bills-toyota-isuzu-over-taxes-tariffs#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Thailand Isuzu Toyota Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Laws/Law Enforcement Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1269311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker failed to gain OK for CKD parts imports, government says.</strong></p>