Trade http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53326/more en Global Automakers See New, Revived Prospects in Iran http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran <div class="node-body article-body">Renault and PSA, both with a significant history of manufacturing activities in Iran, are in advanced negotiations on new projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Africa / Middle East Iran Daimler Kia PSA Renault Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Globalization Product Development Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:11:00 +0000 1317981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local automaker Iran Khodro builds Renault Tondar 90.</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> Hyundai's Creta Raises SUV Stakes in India, Export Markets http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-creta-raises-suv-stakes-india-export-markets <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Creta is Hyundai's first SUV to launch in India, where the South Korean automaker ranks No.2 in sales and is the country's largest exporter. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-creta-raises-suv-stakes-india-export-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific India South Korea Product Development Trade Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:28:00 +0000 1317031 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysia’s Perodua Eyes Export of Hot-Selling Axia http://wardsauto.com/politics/malaysia-s-perodua-eyes-export-hot-selling-axia <div class="node-body article-body">CEO Aminar Rashid Salleh says first-half Axia deliveries totaled 53,700 units – almost 50% of Perodua’s total sales, which rose 14.8% from like-2014 to 108,500.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/malaysia-s-perodua-eyes-export-hot-selling-axia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/malaysia-s-perodua-eyes-export-hot-selling-axia#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Sales Results Trade Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1313901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New tax fails to slow demand for energy-efficient Axia.</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> PSA Sees Iran Opportunities With Deal to Lift Sanctions http://wardsauto.com/psa-sees-iran-opportunities-deal-lift-sanctions <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A PSA official says the diplomatic agreement lifting sanctions against Iran will promote car production using the French automaker's latest vehicle architectures and engines. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/psa-sees-iran-opportunities-deal-lift-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Africa / Middle East Europe Iran France Globalization Production Trade Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:46:00 +0000 1313561 at http://wardsauto.com Japan Import Sales Backslide 1.0% in First-Half 2015 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-import-sales-backslide-10-first-half-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes-Benz was the best-selling import brand with sales of 32,680 units, up 19.1% from first-half 2014. Volkswagen was next with 29,666, down 16.5%, followed by BMW at 22,674, up 0.9%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-import-sales-backslide-10-first-half-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-import-sales-backslide-10-first-half-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan BMW Mercedes Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Sales Results Trade Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1311181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW offers high-end Lounge trim level in best-selling Golf.</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> Russia Liberalizes Localized Auto Production Rules http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-liberalizes-localized-auto-production-rules <div class="node-body article-body">The proposal is a response to concerns expressed by many foreign automakers that the ongoing decline of the Russian automotive market may leave them unable to meet their obligations to reach 75% levels of localization by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-liberalizes-localized-auto-production-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-liberalizes-localized-auto-production-rules#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Europe Russia Toyota Globalization Local Content Production Tariffs Trade Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1307541 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Land Cruiser Prado localization level among Russia&#39;s lowest.</p>