Exports and Imports
VW to start Iran sales in August with local partnerJuly 4
VW will start sales of the Passat and Tiguan in Iran next month, ending a 17-year absence from the market. The move is expected to help the automaker reduce its reliance on volatile overseas markets such as China and Brazil.
Trump demands 'fair shake' for U.S. automakers in South KoreaJuly 1
BMW's best argument for free trade: SpartanburgJuly 3
BMW wins license to export from ChinaMay 31
BMW has been granted a license by Chinese authorities to export vehicles built by its local joint venture, BMW Brilliance, opening up the possibility of China-built BMWs being sold to customers in Europe or the U.S.
Volvo begins exports to Europe of China-built S90 flagshipMay 31
Commerce Dept. investigates steel imports used in auto partsMay 16
Trump tax plan likely won't include border-adjusted taxApril 26
SAIC puts U.S. ambitions on hold on Trump uncertaintyApril 19
Volvo will build first EV in China for export, sources sayApril 13
Volvo will build its first full-electric car in China, sources told Automotive News Europe. The battery-powered vehicle will debut in 2019 and will be exported globally from Volvo's factory in southeast China.
Volvo concerned about possible U.S. import taxApril 10
Volvo says it will suffer if the United States enacts taxes on imported goods. This despite the company's plan to hire up to 4,000 workers for a new South Carolina plant that will build the S60 sedan.
First Shift: Retooling for next-gen CamryApril 10
Mexico auto output, exports surge in Q1April 6
Mexico's booming auto industry set records across the board in the first quarter, with production jumping 17 percent, exports surging 14 percent and local light-vehicle sales rising 8.9 percent vs. the year-ago period.