Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53325/more en Automakers Eager for Phaseout of EU-Vietnam Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/politics/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-eager-phaseout-eu-vietnam-tariffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-eager-phaseout-eu-vietnam-tariffs#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Europe Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional Vietnam 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/europe/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe Russia 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/politics/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-thailand-suspends-prius-output-tax-tiff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-thailand-suspends-prius-output-tax-tiff#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand 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/plants-production/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-attaches-strings-proposed-russia-plant#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Europe Russia 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/politics/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-parliament-auto-industry-groups-tout-ttip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-parliament-auto-industry-groups-tout-ttip#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional U.S. 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> Toyota Thailand Denies Dodging Tariffs on Prius http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-denies-dodging-tariffs-prius <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese automaker is irate over allegations it claims to be importing parts for Prius manufacturing in Thailand when it really is bringing in completely built-up vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-denies-dodging-tariffs-prius" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-denies-dodging-tariffs-prius#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Thailand Toyota Tariffs Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:10:00 +0000 1326121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota says Thai-market Priuses built locally.</strong></p> Ukraine Promises to Lift Auto Safeguard Duties http://wardsauto.com/politics/ukraine-promises-lift-auto-safeguard-duties <div class="node-body article-body">The Ukraine government grumbles the WTO panel had found fault with alleged failings by Kiev over how it had justified levying the duties, which are supposed to give local industries time to react to an import boom and become competitive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/ukraine-promises-lift-auto-safeguard-duties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/ukraine-promises-lift-auto-safeguard-duties#comments Public Gated Politics Asia Pacific Europe Japan Ukraine Unspecified Companies Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:24:00 +0000 1317201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Japan advocated for homegrown Toyota in trade dispute with Ukraine.</strong></p> Pricing, Quality Hinder Malaysian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/politics/pricing-quality-hinder-malaysian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">“Malaysia manufactured 650,000 cars, while Thailand manufactured 2 million cars and sold half of them overseas,” International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapha Mohamed tells Parliament.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/pricing-quality-hinder-malaysian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/pricing-quality-hinder-malaysian-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Malaysia Thailand Mazda Perodua Sales & Marketing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tariffs Trade Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1311231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda Malaysia launched CBU exports to Thailand in 2013.</strong></p> EU Exit No Benefit to U.K. Automakers, Studies Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Open Europe think tank says U.K. car exports could face EU import tariffs of up to 10% following a potential Brexit, impacting EU-oriented volume manufacturers such as Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Vauxhall. Premium automakers would be less affected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional United Kingdom World BMW Honda Jaguar Land Rover Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Toyota Sales & Marketing Globalization Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tariffs Trade Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1308741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automakers could lose tariff protection if U.K. quits EU.</strong></p> Ukraine Duties on Car Imports Under Fire From WTO http://wardsauto.com/politics/ukraine-duties-car-imports-under-fire-wto <div class="node-body article-body">Japan’s complaint to the WTO claims Ukraine’s duties violate the trade organization’s agreement on safeguards and its general agreement on tariffs and trade (GATT).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/ukraine-duties-car-imports-under-fire-wto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/ukraine-duties-car-imports-under-fire-wto#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Europe Japan Ukraine Unspecified Companies Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1308831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Japan claims duties on Toyota Verso, other imports excessive.</strong></p>