Laws/Law Enforcement http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53330/more en Yazaki Reaches $76 Million Settlement in U.S. Price-Fixing Case http://wardsauto.com/yazaki-reaches-76-million-settlement-us-price-fixing-case <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The settlement with U.S. car buyers by the Japanese company is the largest to come out of an ongoing federal investigation of auto-parts price-fixing.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/yazaki-reaches-76-million-settlement-us-price-fixing-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers North America U.S. Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Purchashing Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:38:00 +0000 1123561 at http://wardsauto.com EU Antitrust Regulator Says Price-Fixing Crackdown to Continue http://wardsauto.com/eu-antitrust-regulator-says-price-fixing-crackdown-continue <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, who has fined auto-parts cartels more than €1 billion in the past year, says he will hand over "a long list of other investigations in this sector" to his successor when he leaves office next month.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-antitrust-regulator-says-price-fixing-crackdown-continue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Suppliers Supply Chain Europe Europe - Regional Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:06:00 +0000 1121201 at http://wardsauto.com CORRECTED-Auto parts executives indicted in U.S. on price-fixing charges http://wardsauto.com/corrected-auto-parts-executives-indicted-us-price-fixing-charges <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects number of executives charged to three, not four, from Mitsubishi Electric, and four, not three, from Hitachi Automotive, in paragraphs two and three)</p> <p>DETROIT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A federal grand jury in Detroit on Thursday indicted seven executives from two Japanese auto parts makers on charges of price fixing, the U.S. Department of Justice said.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-auto-parts-executives-indicted-us-price-fixing-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Suppliers Supply Chain North America U.S. Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:14:00 +0000 1120911 at http://wardsauto.com Hitachi Escapes Fine in Chinese Antitrust Probe http://wardsauto.com/hitachi-escapes-fine-chinese-antitrust-probe <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chinese antitrust regulators say they will not fine Hitachi Automotive because the Japanese auto-parts supplier halted monopolistic activity and proactively provided relevant evidence. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hitachi-escapes-fine-chinese-antitrust-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Suppliers China Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:15:00 +0000 1120131 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota's Lexus Brand Under Scrutiny by Chinese Regulators http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-lexus-brand-under-scrutiny-chinese-regulators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Three China-based Toyota executives say the government's price watchdog has questioned the Japanese automaker about its policies regarding spare and replacement parts.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-lexus-brand-under-scrutiny-chinese-regulators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:44:00 +0000 1118421 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 3-China anti-trust regulator fines Volkswagen JV and Chrysler unit http://wardsauto.com/update-3-china-anti-trust-regulator-fines-volkswagen-jv-and-chrysler-unit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Volkswagen JV, Chrysler unit fined total $46 mln</p> <p>* Penalties raise prospects of fines for other car makers</p> <p>* Auto sector under particular scrutiny by regulators (Adds comment from Audi CEO)</p> <p>SHANGHAI, Sept 11 (Reuters) - China's anti-monopoly regulator on Thursday announced its first-ever punishment of foreign carmakers for price-fixing, fining a Chinese venture of Volkswagen AG and the China sales unit of Fiat's Chrysler a combined $46 million.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-3-china-anti-trust-regulator-fines-volkswagen-jv-and-chrysler-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:43:48 +0000 1115721 at http://wardsauto.com New, Used Imports Key Issues in Oz Vehicle Law Review http://wardsauto.com/politics/new-used-imports-key-issues-oz-vehicle-law-review <div class="node-body article-body">Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries CEO Tony Weber says the industry group hopes the government has ‟no intention of allowing Australia to become the dumping ground for other countries’ old secondhand vehicles.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/new-used-imports-key-issues-oz-vehicle-law-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/new-used-imports-key-issues-oz-vehicle-law-review#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Auto Makers Dealerships Laws/Law Enforcement Remarketing Trade Vehicles in Operation Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:15:00 +0000 1113121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Private importation of &rsquo;13 ATS, other used vehicles raises regulatory issues.</strong></p> Magna Looking Back to Bright Future http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-looking-back-bright-future <div class="node-body article-body">It took nine years for Magna’s electronics plant in Holly, MI, to produce 10 million rearview cameras, but another 10 million will be assembled within the next 18 months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-looking-back-bright-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-looking-back-bright-future#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Canada U.S. Magna Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Capacity Utilization Component Future Products Laws/Law Enforcement National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Product Development Production Radar Safety Cameron Gulbransen collision mitigation federal mandate forward-facing camera Magna Electronics NHTSA Panasonic rearview camera Robert Bosch Valeo Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1107411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rearview cameras hustled from Holly assembly line upon completion.</strong></p> Automakers to Appeal Fines in India Antitrust Case http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-appeal-fines-india-antitrust-case <div class="node-body article-body">The automakers were accused of severely restraining the availability of parts, services and warranties, increasing costs for consumers and forcing many independent workshops out of business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-appeal-fines-india-antitrust-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-appeal-fines-india-antitrust-case#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific India BMW Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Competition Commission of India Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:20:00 +0000 1100031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tata fined roughly half of $420 million total.</strong></p> India regulator fines carmakers $420 mln for anti-competitive practices http://wardsauto.com/india-regulator-fines-carmakers-420-mln-anti-competitive-practices <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">INDIA-ANTITRUST/AUTOS:India regulator fines carmakers $420 mln for anti-competitive practices</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Sales & Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:39:48 +0000 1094371 at http://wardsauto.com