Trade http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53326/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> 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> Ford India Gains Ground at Home, in Export Markets http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/ford-india-gains-ground-home-export-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Now in its 20th year in India, Ford is reshaping its business by introducing contemporary technologies, focusing on R&D and becoming a player in global markets. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/ford-india-gains-ground-home-export-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/ford-india-gains-ground-home-export-markets#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry India Data & Insights Miscellaneous Ford Product Development Sales Results Trade Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:07:00 +0000 1359071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Figo Aspire India&rsquo;s best-selling Ford after two months on market.</strong></p> NZ Cracks Down On Bugged Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/industry/nz-cracks-down-bugged-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">Officials are concerned by the increasing number of stink bugs found during border inspections of vehicle and part consignments arriving from the U.S.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/nz-cracks-down-bugged-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/nz-cracks-down-bugged-vehicles#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Industry New Zealand Miscellaneous Regulations Trade Tue, 20 Oct 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1373811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Stink bugs attack fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops.</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> Argentine Automakers Under Siege on Export Front http://wardsauto.com/industry/argentine-automakers-under-siege-export-front <div class="field-byline"> Charles Newbery </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The biggest drag is the key Brazilian export market, where a corruption scandal, political crisis and high inflation have thrust its economy into recession. Argentina sells about half of its vehicle output to Brazil.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/argentine-automakers-under-siege-export-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/argentine-automakers-under-siege-export-front#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers South America Analysis Industry Argentina Brazil Data & Insights Miscellaneous General Motors Nissan Toyota Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1353301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota expanding Argentine plant to grow export market beyond Brazil.</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 Imports Not Immune From Russian Auto Industry Slump http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/imports-not-immune-russian-auto-industry-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Although imports comprise about 20% of the Russian market, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov believes global automakers have chosen to focus on local output as the country’s economic crisis, aggravated by Western sanctions, continues.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/imports-not-immune-russian-auto-industry-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/imports-not-immune-russian-auto-industry-slump#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Russia Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous Hyundai Mercedes Rolls Royce Toyota Globalization Sales Results Trade Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1344921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>RAV4 tops Russian import list.</strong></p> Automakers Bristle at Zimbabwe’s Buy-Local Order http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-bristle-zimbabwe-s-buy-local-order <div class="field-byline"> Ceaser Mhukahuru </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The president of the Motor Trade Assn. of Zimbabwe says the capabilities of the country’s assemblers are so limited the directive to government agencies and public institutions to buy at least 80% locally made vehicles may be ignored.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-bristle-zimbabwe-s-buy-local-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-bristle-zimbabwe-s-buy-local-order#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Africa / Middle East Africa - Regional Industry Data & Insights Miscellaneous Chery Land Rover Mazda Mitsubishi Capacity Utilization Globalization Local Content Purchashing Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1338441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local assembler Quest building Mitsubishi Triton.</strong></p> Auto Analysts Downplay China Currency Devaluation http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/auto-analysts-downplay-china-currency-devaluation <div class="field-byline"> Jens Kastner </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As many foreign-branded cars are locally produced through joint ventures with relatively few imported parts, analyst Yale Zhang says the renminbi devaluation against the U.S. dollar is “almost meaningless to multinational carmakers active in China.” </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/auto-analysts-downplay-china-currency-devaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/auto-analysts-downplay-china-currency-devaluation#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Analysis Industry China Data & Insights Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Finance Globalization Sales Results Trade Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:11:00 +0000 1342291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>China-built Cadillac XTS price has fallen since 2013 rollout.&nbsp;</strong></p>