Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53325/more en 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> New Kia Plant in Mexico Aimed at Bolstering U.S. Supplies http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts expect the new plant initially will build the Rio and Soul subcompact, and the Forte compact sedan. Kia executives say U.S. sales of all three are being curtailed by tight supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America South America Brazil Mexico U.S. South Korea Kia Capacity Utilization Globalization Inventories Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1098571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia Vice Chairman Hyuong-Keun Lee (left), Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto and Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, governor of the State of Nuevo Leon, at signing of deal to build $1 billion plant near Monterrey.</strong></p> Oz Panel: Allow Used-Car Imports, Drop New-Car Tariff http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff <div class="node-body article-body">The Productivity Commission report says eliminating the 5% tariff on new imported cars once GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local production might be justified, but it also “notes the effect on government revenue.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Productivity Commission Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1096241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duties on BMWs, other imports raised A$920 million last fiscal year.</strong></p> Hyundai Thailand Builds New Elantra Sport in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-thailand-builds-new-elantra-sport-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker says better pricing resulting from preferential tariffs will allow more Thai consumers to enjoy Hyundai cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-thailand-builds-new-elantra-sport-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-thailand-builds-new-elantra-sport-malaysia#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Thailand Hyundai Sales & Marketing Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:10:00 +0000 1082901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Malaysia-built Elantra Sport models to cost one-third less than predecessors.</strong></p> Violence, Economic Crisis Hit Ukraine Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry <div class="node-body article-body">ZAZ, the country’s only full-cycle automaker, manufactured only 10,622 cars in first-half 2014, compared with 252,476 in 2008, and may halt production in September because of parts shortages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Africa / Middle East Europe Egypt Russia Ukraine Chery Chevrolet Daewoo Hyundai Lada Skoda Logistics Production Sales Results Stamping Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1070281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Re-badged Chevrolet Aveo sold as ZAZ Vida.</strong></p> Stakes High for U.S., EU Automakers in Trade Talks http://wardsauto.com/politics/stakes-high-us-eu-automakers-trade-talks <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Byrne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry representatives hope the trade agreement will acknowledge their claim that there are few practical differences in outcomes produced by different regulations on either side of the Atlantic.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/stakes-high-us-eu-automakers-trade-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/stakes-high-us-eu-automakers-trade-talks#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe North America Europe - Regional U.S. Auto Makers Emissions Globalization Safety Tariffs Trade Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1065191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automakers say deal should treat safety, environmental measures equally.</strong></p> Global Automakers May Abandon Russian Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production <div class="node-body article-body">One analysis suggests limited capacity, possible loss of government support, devaluation of the ruble and other factors may prompt global automakers to halt assembly operations in Russia and instead focus on imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia BMW Ford PSA Renault Capacity Utilization Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1066121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport, shown outside Kremlin, attests to Ford stake in Russia.</strong></p> EU’s Russian Antidumping Case Has Geopolitical Roots http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-s-russian-antidumping-case-has-geopolitical-roots <div class="field-byline"> Brenda Dionisi </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The EU needs to draw a line in the sand over Russian breaches of WTO rules, analysts say. The country is too important a market to allow it to flout trade treaties already accepted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-s-russian-antidumping-case-has-geopolitical-roots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-s-russian-antidumping-case-has-geopolitical-roots#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Germany Italy Russia Iveco PSA Volkswagen Tariffs Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:12:00 +0000 1040341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen says duties have slashed its van exports to Russia 70%-80%.</strong></p> New Government Boosts Indian Automakers’ Optimism http://wardsauto.com/politics/new-government-boosts-indian-automakers-optimism <div class="node-body article-body">Rising production costs, interest rates and sale prices, plus a decline in availability of financing, have damaged Indian automakers in the past 24 months. Investments have been delayed, jobs have been curtailed and worker unrest is widespread.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/new-government-boosts-indian-automakers-optimism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/new-government-boosts-indian-automakers-optimism#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Honda Maruti Tata Volkswagen Product Development Sales Results Tariffs Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:24:00 +0000 1029771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Celerio making splash in otherwise dry Indian market.</strong></p>