South America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53480/more en 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> Volkswagen Recalling Brazil Pickups http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalling-brazil-pickups <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Volkswagen will recall Amarok pickups with 2.0L diesel engines that used cheat software to circumvent emissions regulations.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalling-brazil-pickups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology South America Industry Engines Brazil Diesel Technology Miscellaneous Politics Diesel Emissions Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:04:00 +0000 1378601 at http://wardsauto.com 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> VW Taking Q4 Charge for Brazil Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/vw-taking-q4-charge-brazil-restructuring <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Poetsch tells analysts VW expects to take a triple-digit-million-euro provision for fourth-quarter restructuring in Brazil.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-taking-q4-charge-brazil-restructuring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy South America Industry Brazil Miscellaneous Finance Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:12:00 +0000 1350831 at http://wardsauto.com GM Brazil Strike Ends After Layoffs Suspended http://wardsauto.com/gm-brazil-strike-ends-after-layoffs-suspended <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The 2-week walkout ended when GM placed the 800 workers slated for layoff on five months' paid leave and said it would launch a voluntary buyout plan.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-brazil-strike-ends-after-layoffs-suspended" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production South America Industry Brazil Miscellaneous Employment Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:26:00 +0000 1336381 at http://wardsauto.com Daimler Cutting 1,500 More Jobs in Brazil http://wardsauto.com/daimler-cutting-1500-more-jobs-brazil <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German manufacturer has cut about 3,000 jobs in Brazil since June as a weak economy and high inflation curtail commercial-truck production in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-cutting-1500-more-jobs-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production South America Analysis Industry Brazil Data & Insights Miscellaneous Employment Production Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:14:00 +0000 1336081 at http://wardsauto.com Chevrolet to Step It Up in Emerging Markets With New Vehicle Family http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/chevrolet-step-it-emerging-markets-new-vehicle-family <div class="node-body article-body">The new platform is part of GM’s architecture consolidation program first announced in October that calls for the launch of four new global architectures between 2020 and 2025 that will cover the bulk of the automaker’s lineup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/chevrolet-step-it-emerging-markets-new-vehicle-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/chevrolet-step-it-emerging-markets-new-vehicle-family#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America South America Industry Brazil China U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Chevrolet Future Products Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:34:00 +0000 1321461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Reuss: If done right &ldquo;we will get longevity and a leadership position.&rdquo;</strong></p> Brazil Price-Fixing Probe Focuses on Takata, Autoliv http://wardsauto.com/brazil-price-fixing-probe-focuses-takata-autoliv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The antitrust investigation involves local units of Japan's Takata and rival Swedish-American supplier Autoliv over suspect collusion in Seatbelt, airbag and steering wheel pricing.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/brazil-price-fixing-probe-focuses-takata-autoliv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers South America Industry Brazil Miscellaneous Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:22:00 +0000 1310311 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Truck Workers Strike in Brazil http://wardsauto.com/volvo-truck-workers-strike-brazil <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Volvo says about 4,000 workers at its Curitiba plant walked off the job after their union rejected the company's offer of employment through 2015 but with cuts in pay.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volvo-truck-workers-strike-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production South America Analysis Industry Brazil Data 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