World Trade Organization (WTO) http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53338/more en Free-Trade Pact Opens Ecuador to EU Automakers http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ecuador will phase out its current 35% to 40% tariff on automobiles over the next seven years, eventually allowing European automakers to export to the country duty-free. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe South America Europe - Regional Colombia Ecuador Peru Venezuela BMW Land Rover Nissan European Commission Globalization Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:41:00 +0000 1172141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Range Rover shedding tariffs in Ecuador.</strong></p> European Automakers Gearing for New Clean-Air Rules http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-automakers-gearing-new-clean-air-rules <div class="field-byline"> Mark Rowe </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry expert David Bailey credits the EC with “quite a clever move,” noting its new emissions rules apply not only to European automakers but also to U.S. or Chinese manufacturers looking to sell within the trade bloc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-automakers-gearing-new-clean-air-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-automakers-gearing-new-clean-air-rules#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Unspecified Companies Emissions European Commission Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1142351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fuel rules must balance sustainability with competitiveness, ACEA says.</strong></p> Russian About-Face Would Offer Automakers Incentives http://wardsauto.com/politics/russian-about-face-would-offer-automakers-incentives <div class="node-body article-body">The Russian Parliament, facing the prospect of additional economic sanctions, is considering amending federal laws to provide tax relief and other benefits to foreign automakers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/russian-about-face-would-offer-automakers-incentives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/russian-about-face-would-offer-automakers-incentives#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Russia Ford General Motors Hyundai Nissan Toyota Finance Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Fri, 30 May 2014 09:38:00 +0000 1028281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Russia considering cutting taxes and red tape for local, global producers.</strong></p> EU Asks WTO to Intervene in Tariff Dispute With Russia http://wardsauto.com/eu-asks-wto-intervene-tariff-dispute-russia <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The EU contends Russia is illegally protecting its own automakers by imposing duties of 29.6% on imported German vans and 23% on imports from Italy, making them less affordable for consumers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-asks-wto-intervene-tariff-dispute-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Europe - Regional Russia Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) European Union Wed, 21 May 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1024571 at http://wardsauto.com EU Complaint Over Brazil Import Taxes Headed to WTO http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-complaint-over-brazil-import-taxes-headed-wto <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Analyst Stephan Keese is surprised the EU is taking its case against Brazil to the WTO, noting the additional tax is targeted more toward Asian imports than generally high-end European models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-complaint-over-brazil-import-taxes-headed-wto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-complaint-over-brazil-import-taxes-headed-wto#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe South America Europe - Regional Brazil Audi BMW Fiat Ford General Motors Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes PSA Renault Volkswagen Global Sources Globalization Local Content Sales Results Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) European Association of Automotive Suppliers Inovar Auto Stephan Keese taxes Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:12:00 +0000 945191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes imports get tax break as automaker grows Brazil footprint.</strong></p> WTO Trade Deal Could Spur Globalization, Expert Says http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-trade-deal-could-spur-globalization-expert-says <div class="node-body article-body">The agreement could encourage automakers to build assembly plants in developing countries such as Pakistan and Indonesia by removing complex import rules that impede the purchase of parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-trade-deal-could-spur-globalization-expert-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-trade-deal-could-spur-globalization-expert-says#comments Premium World Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific South America - Regional China Indonesia Pakistan World Suppliers Unspecified Companies Capacity Utilization Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) American Automotive Policy Council BRIC Charles Uthus Gita Wirjawan Peter Cooke Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:30:00 +0000 918441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>General Motors reopens Indonesia plant to build Spin MPV.</strong></p> UPDATE 2-EU takes Brazil to WTO over "protectionist" car taxes http://wardsauto.com/update-2-eu-takes-brazil-wto-over-protectionist-car-taxes <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* EU unhappy with 30 percent tax on vehicle imports</p> <p>* EU is Brazil's top trading partner, seeking trade deal</p> <p>* Brazil says taxes respect international trade rules</p> <p>By Robin Emmott</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The EU launched a case against Brazil at the World Trade Organization on Thursday over the South American nation's taxes on imports from cars to computers, but insisted the dispute should have no bearing on delicate free-trade talks.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-eu-takes-brazil-wto-over-protectionist-car-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe South America Europe - Regional Brazil European Commission Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) European Union Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:49:33 +0000 917841 at http://wardsauto.com Japan Challenges Ukraine Tariffs on Auto Imports http://wardsauto.com/japan-challenges-ukraine-tariffs-auto-imports <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Japan contends the duties enacted in April 2012 violate global trade regulations and have seriously affected exports of its auto to the former Soviet republic.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japan-challenges-ukraine-tariffs-auto-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Japan Ukraine Sales & Marketing Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:19:00 +0000 877961 at http://wardsauto.com EU Escalates Trade Dispute With Russia Over Import Levy http://wardsauto.com/eu-escalates-trade-dispute-russia-over-import-levy <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The European Commission wants the World Trade Organization to rule on the legality of Russia's recycling fee levied on imported cars, which the European Union's executive arm claims is discriminatory.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-escalates-trade-dispute-russia-over-import-levy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Europe Europe - Regional Japan Russia European Commission Globalization Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:20:00 +0000 862611 at http://wardsauto.com Russia Giving Ailing Auto Industry $3.3 Billion Infusion http://wardsauto.com/politics/russia-giving-ailing-auto-industry-33-billion-infusion <div class="node-body article-body">A government official says the significant hike in state aid is related to the continuing decline of the Russian market, adding there are no plans to provide direct financial support to automakers because of World Trade Organization restrictions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/russia-giving-ailing-auto-industry-33-billion-infusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/russia-giving-ailing-auto-industry-33-billion-infusion#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia AvtoVAZ Lada Unspecified Companies Emissions Employment Finance Sales Results Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Anton Siluanov government subsidies Igor Shuvalov Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Vladimir Putin Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:53:00 +0000 862261 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Lada maker AvtoVAZ major beneficiary of government lifeline.</strong></p>