Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53325/more en BMW Eager to Develop Thai Electric-Vehicle Market http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market <div class="node-body article-body">The German automaker imports two electric vehicles into Thailand, the ’14 BMW i8 and the ’15 BMW i3. It says tax incentives and infrastructure development would make it possible for all local automakers to build EVs.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Thailand BMW Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Charging Electric Vehicles Globalization Product Development Tariffs Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:29:00 +0000 1231241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW already involved in Germany-to-Thailand technology transfer.</strong></p> Automakers, Suppliers Warm to U.S.-Cuba Trade Thaw http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-suppliers-warm-us-cuba-trade-thaw <div class="field-byline"> Craig Howie </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. auto-industry leaders see the Cuban market as ripe for development, but barriers to entry include the country’s still largely state-controlled economy; a lack of dealer network and financial infrastructure for car sales; and poor road quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-suppliers-warm-us-cuba-trade-thaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-suppliers-warm-us-cuba-trade-thaw#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Suppliers Sales & Marketing Tariffs Trade Vehicles in Operation Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:23:00 +0000 1222131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pre-1959 revolution cars potential bonanza for parts makers.</strong></p> Auto-Parts Makers Eager for Passage of Trade Pact http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-parts-makers-eager-passage-trade-pact <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tariffs are only the tip of the iceberg, as the main costs incurred by European and U.S. parts makers result from “divergent regulations and standards relating to emissions and safety,” says Paul Schockmel, a lobbyist for the European producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-parts-makers-eager-passage-trade-pact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-parts-makers-eager-passage-trade-pact#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) Emissions European Commission Global Sources Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicles & Technology Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1220281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mustang exports to Asia launched in January; Europe due midyear.</strong></p> Toyota Thailand Looks Ahead to Better Times in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker predicts the Thai market will snap a 2-year slump and see a modest 4.3% rise in sales in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Vietnam Honda Toyota Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1209731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Vios B-car helped blunt sharp drop in Toyota Thailand&rsquo;s 2014 sales.</strong></p> U.S. Nearing Increase in Duties on Chinese Tires http://wardsauto.com/us-nearing-increase-duties-chinese-tires <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Department of Commerce's preliminary decision to raise duties on Chinese car and light-truck tires follows a ruling they were sold too cheaply in the U.S.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/us-nearing-increase-duties-chinese-tires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Globalization Tariffs Tires Trade Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:48:00 +0000 1206841 at http://wardsauto.com Keeping Pace With Market Keeps Hyundai India in Front http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/keeping-pace-market-keeps-hyundai-india-front <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s 10 brands combined claim 21.6% of the local market, second only to Maruti Suzuki, and it is India’s leading exporter with a 40% share of sales. It is utilizing nearly all of its annual 640,000-unit capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/keeping-pace-market-keeps-hyundai-india-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/keeping-pace-market-keeps-hyundai-india-front#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Hyundai Capacity Utilization Product Development Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1193491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Elite i20 Indian Car of the Year two years running.</strong></p> 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>