Exports and Imports

Russia to limit state procurement of imported cars, report says

March 24, 2014 16:17 CET
Russia plans to restrict state procurement of imported cars in a move aimed at helping domestic carmakers to weather a slump in demand, a report said.... Read More »


Ford, Canadian union criticize South Korea trade deal

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
A new free trade agreement with South Korea will throw a wrench into Canada's auto sector recovery, Ford and Canadian union leaders warned on Tuesday, highlighting the pressure on an industry already struggling with competition from Mexico.... Read More »


Canada to phase out tariffs on Korean vehicles under trade pact

2:04 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Canada concluded negotiations on a free-trade deal with South Korea that it says will phase out tariffs on cars made by Korean companies such as Hyundai.... Read More »



Brit savvy makes this Chinese car a winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
The most credible car yet to emerge from China wears an unlikely badge: MG.... Read More »


Ford to keep Edge crossover production at plant near Toronto

11:12 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Ford will build its redesigned Edge mid-sized crossover at its Oakville Assembly plant near Toronto. The Edge will be exported to more than 60 countries from Oakville, where Ford builds the current Edge as well as three other crossover models, the Ford Flex, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT.... Read More »


Canada hikes auto fund by $453 million to lure Chrysler investment

4:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
Canada is increasing its funding for automakers by $500 million ($453 million) in a bid to attract investment from Chrysler Group and other companies as the country's domestic auto industry reels from global competition and declining output.... Read More »


Mexico surpassing Japan as No. 2 exporter of light vehicles to U.S.

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2014
Japan has ranked among the top two auto exporters to the United States since the 1970s, shipping Toyotas, Hondas and Nissans more than 5,000 miles across the Pacific. But the Asian nation is poised to be eclipsed this year by Mexico, which as recently as 1990 sent fewer than a quarter of a million vehicles across its northern border.... Read More »


China's Guangzhou plans to assemble cars in Russia

Jan. 29, 2014 13:17 CET
China's Guangzhou Auto will start assembling vehicles in Russia and Iran using complete knockdown kits shipped from China. The move is part of a wider plan to push into emerging markets this year that includes the start of vehicle exports.... Read More »


Honda's U.S. exports exceeded imports in '13

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
Honda exported more vehicles from its U.S. factories in 2013 than it imported into America from Japan -- a first for the automaker. Honda exported 108,705 American-made Honda and Acura vehicles, compared to 88,537 it brought in from Japan.... Read More »



Volvo could bring China-built vehicles to U.S. 'fairly quickly'

Jan. 21, 2014 06:01 CET
Volvo chief Hakan Samuelsson says cars built in China could soon be exported to the United States. The CEO says he doesn't expect consumers there to react negatively to the notion of China-built Volvos.... Read More »



In Korea, free trade still not balanced trade

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
Import car sales in South Korea rocketed 20 percent higher in 2013 to an all-time high. Proof that the United States free-trade pact is finally paying off for Detroit? Think again.... Read More »


U.S. automakers call for currency rule in Pacific trade pact

5:28 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
American automakers on Thursday pushed for rules against currency manipulation to be included in an ambitious trade pact being negotiated between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries.... Read More »


Mexico auto output, exports hit record for 4th year

4:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Mexican auto production and exports rose last year to record highs on strong demand from the United States and Canada... Read More »



What to do with the empty ships

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
North American auto exports seem odd after decades of seeing so many vehicles being imported.... Read More »



Honda sees N.A. as export base

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Honda Motor Co. President Takanobu Ito, aiming to diversify operations away from Japan, wants North America and other regional hubs to export 20 to 30 percent of their output to other markets.... Read More »


EU offers to end tariffs on Japanese auto parts, report says

Oct. 21, 2013 11:47 CET
The European Union is ready to eliminate tariffs on Japanese auto parts in exchange for Japan ending import duties on a range of European food items, a report said.... Read More »


Over a barrel for 40 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
On Oct. 17, 1973, the first oil embargo plunged the auto industry into a new world. The Oct. 15 issue of Automotive News will look at the impact of that historic event.... Read More »


Ford gets a scolding on 'chicken tax' maneuver in the U.S.

Sept. 24, 2013 06:01 CET
Even without a free-trade pact, Ford Motor Co. has leaned on European models such as the Ford Fiesta and C-Max to extend its U.S. product line.... Read More »


Geely plans Europe, U.S. imports of Volvo-developed models

Aug. 26, 2013 12:13 CET
Geely plans to start China exports of vehicles that it develops with sister brand Volvo to Europe and the United States.... Read More »


China's Geely targets U.S. exports with Volvo-developed models in 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Geely Automobile, whose parent owns Volvo Cars, said it plans to start exporting vehicles that it develops with the Swedish brand to the United States in 2016.... Read More »


Customs hits illegal imports hard

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2013
The Land Rover Defender can take a tremendous pounding in the world's harshest settings: jungles, tundras and deserts. But it can't survive the Baltimore claw. In April, federal Customs and Border Protection agents seized a Defender illegally imported into the port of Baltimore from Great Britain, a trend that has been bubbling under the radar for years.... Read More »


U.S. lawmaker seeks tough rules on Japan autos in trade talks

6:45 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2013
A senior U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to push for tough rules on opening the U.S. market to more Japanese autos and to take a firm line in free trade talks against currency manipulation, as Detroit automakers and workers turned up the heat on the White House.... Read More »


Daimler says France is blocking Mercedes registrations over new refrigerant

July 8, 2013 13:31 CET
France has blocked the registration of some new Mercedes vehicles due a controversial air-conditioning refrigerant. Daimler confirmed that authorities have refused to register Mercedes A class, B class and CLA cars.... Read More »



Export scams must end

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
The federal government must remain vigilant when it comes to used-car scams.... Read More »


Lentz: Yen's slide won't help Toyota

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
The weakening yen was supposed to be a boon for imported Japanese vehicles in the United States. But Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor Corp.'s CEO for North America, doesn't see it that way.... Read More »


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