Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53325/more en U.S.-EU Trade Talks Focus on Vehicle Harmonization http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-eu-trade-talks-focus-vehicle-harmonization <div class="node-body article-body">In the latest talks, regulators discussed mutual recognition of EU and U.S. automotive standards, notably on braking systems, and harmonization of rules, such as for seatbelt anchorages. Tariff-reduction proposals are being exchanged as well.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-eu-trade-talks-focus-vehicle-harmonization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/us-eu-trade-talks-focus-vehicle-harmonization#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe North America Europe - Regional Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies European Commission Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicles & Technology Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1407331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>President Obama <em>(left)</em>, EC President Barroso kick off trade talks in June 2013.</strong></p> Malaysia New-Vehicle Sales Climb 2.9% in October http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/malaysia-new-vehicle-sales-climb-29-october <div class="node-body article-body">The Malaysian Automotive Assn. expects this month’s sales volume to stay at the same level as October, as consumers seek to beat expected price increases in 2016 and automakers run aggressive promotional campaigns.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/malaysia-new-vehicle-sales-climb-29-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/malaysia-new-vehicle-sales-climb-29-october#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry Malaysia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Production Sales Results Tariffs Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:19:00 +0000 1406301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prices going up on Attrage, other Mitsubishi models in &rsquo;</strong><strong>16.</strong></p> Trans-Pacific Pact Clears Way for Auto-Sector Growth http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The agreement includes tariff-elimination schedules and rules of origin for the automotive sector. It also details what proportion of an automobile or a part must be made in a partnership member country for duty reductions to apply.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific North America South America Industry Australia Canada Mexico Chile U.S. Japan Malaysia Peru New Zealand Singapore Vietnam Miscellaneous Suppliers Unspecified Companies Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1401021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (<em>center</em>) participates in 2013 TPP meeting.</strong></p> Industry Gives Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Mixed Reviews http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/industry-gives-trans-pacific-trade-pact-mixed-reviews <div class="node-body article-body">While American automakers may cheer the agreement’s provisions for gradual lifting of Japanese tariffs on U.S. autos, they are quick to point out these free-trade benefits risk being outweighed by currency manipulation.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/industry-gives-trans-pacific-trade-pact-mixed-reviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/industry-gives-trans-pacific-trade-pact-mixed-reviews#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific North America South America Industry Australia Canada Mexico Chile U.S. Japan Peru New Zealand Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Globalization Tariffs Trade Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:38:00 +0000 1366731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Deal would end U.S. tariffs on Japanese imports after 25 years.</strong></p> Pacific Trade Pact Must Include China, PM Harper Says http://wardsauto.com/pacific-trade-pact-must-include-china-pm-harper-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada must join the Trans-Pacific Partnership if it wants to ensure access to fast-growing Asian markets, but offers no specifics on concessions local automakers might face.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/pacific-trade-pact-must-include-china-pm-harper-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America Industry Canada Miscellaneous Tariffs Trade Fri, 18 Sep 2015 02:33:00 +0000 1350741 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Eager for Phaseout of EU-Vietnam Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-eager-phaseout-eu-vietnam-tariffs <div class="field-byline"> Martin Todd </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Under the agreement Vietnam will eliminate duties on imports of EU small- and medium-engine cars – which now face 74%-78% tariffs – over 10 years’ time. The EU in turn will drop its 10% tariff on Vietnam vehicle imports.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-eager-phaseout-eu-vietnam-tariffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-eager-phaseout-eu-vietnam-tariffs#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Europe Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional Industry Vietnam Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tariffs Trade Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1335501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes C-Class among handful of European vehicles penetrating Vietnam.</strong></p> Global Automakers Win More Concessions From Russia http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia <div class="node-body article-body">The Russian government will revise its formula for determining the level of localization of auto production. Foreign automakers will be given up to three years to comply with the amended requirements.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe Industry Russia Miscellaneous Ford Nissan Renault Volkswagen Engine Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1339881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Almera sedan helps Nissan meet Russian localization rules.</strong></p> Toyota Thailand Suspends Prius Output in Tax Tiff http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-thailand-suspends-prius-output-tax-tiff <div class="node-body article-body">The dispute stems from a Finance Ministry investigation into whether the hybrid is a completely knocked-down vehicle totally assembled in Thailand, or is an imported car subject to a 187.8% duty.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-thailand-suspends-prius-output-tax-tiff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-thailand-suspends-prius-output-tax-tiff#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry Thailand Data & Insights Miscellaneous Toyota Production Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:48:00 +0000 1337811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prius sales decimated by moribund Thai economy.</strong></p> Daimler Attaches Strings to Proposed Russia Plant http://wardsauto.com/industry/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Sources say Daimler has asked St. Petersburg Gov. Georgy Poltavchenko to provide a 125-acre site for the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant, along with associated infrastructure investment, without compensation from the automaker.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Europe Industry Russia Miscellaneous GAZ Mercedes Globalization Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1334141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Daimler looks to grow in Russia beyond KamAZ JV.</strong></p> European Parliament, Auto-Industry Groups Tout TTIP http://wardsauto.com/industry/european-parliament-auto-industry-groups-tout-ttip <div class="node-body article-body">A study by the Petersen Institute of International Economics contends harmonizing U.S.-EU safety and environmental regulations would boost the automotive trade at least 20%.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/european-parliament-auto-industry-groups-tout-ttip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/european-parliament-auto-industry-groups-tout-ttip#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Regulations Sales & Marketing Globalization Tariffs Trade Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:34:00 +0000 1332141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Most EU countries slap 10% import duty on Mustang.</strong></p>