Laws/Law Enforcement http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53330/more en Michigan Latest State to Prohibit Direct Tesla Sales http://wardsauto.com/michigan-latest-state-prohibit-direct-tesla-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Gov. Rick Snyder says the legislation he signed Tuesday merely "clarifies" existing law requiring that car sales be made through franchised dealers. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/michigan-latest-state-prohibit-direct-tesla-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Politics Retail Sales & Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:35:00 +0000 1139671 at http://wardsauto.com South Africa Probing Alleged Price-Fixing by Auto-Parts Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/south-africa-probing-alleged-price-fixing-auto-parts-suppliers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The country's Competition Commission cites information linking 82 parts makers colluding over prices for 121 different components since 2000. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/south-africa-probing-alleged-price-fixing-auto-parts-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Africa / Middle East South Africa Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Trade Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:04:00 +0000 1134251 at http://wardsauto.com Disharmony Between Volkswagen, Skoda in India http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/disharmony-between-volkswagen-skoda-india <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen is reshaping its strategy in India, where combined VW and Skoda car sales through August were down 35.4% from a year earlier, according to WardsAuto data. Skoda India has put new investments on hold.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/disharmony-between-volkswagen-skoda-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/disharmony-between-volkswagen-skoda-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Skoda Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Laws/Law Enforcement Product Development Sales Results Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:02:00 +0000 1133911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rapid among sedans losing ground in India to SUVs, smaller cars.</strong></p> 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 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 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 Suppliers Asia Pacific 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 Auto Makers Politics 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 Auto Makers Politics 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 Auto Makers Politics 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>