Exports and Imports
VW CEO counts on diplomacy to ease trade spat with U.S.May 25
UAW president shows support for U.S. plan to explore import dutiesMay 24
U.S. import investigation borders on 'provocation,' German trade group saysMay 24
A U.S. decision to launch a national security investigation into car imports borders on provocation, and marks a further low point in business ties with Europe that will hit both manufacturers and consumers, Germany's DIHK Chambers of Industries and Commerce said.
U.S. launches controversial probe to weigh tariffs on vehicle importsMay 23
The Trump administration started a controversial investigation into whether car and light-truck imports threaten national security, a move that could lead to new U.S. tariffs on foreign vehicles similar to those proposed for imported steel and aluminum in March.
China cuts import duty to 15% in boost for BMW, Tesla, Mercedes, PorscheMay 22
China will cut the import duty on passenger cars to 15 percent from the current 25 percent, in a boost to foreign automakers, just as the immediate threat of a trade war with the United States recedes.
Ford, Mercedes, BMW vehicles held up at China ports amid trade friction with U.S., reports sayMay 9
Ford's imported vehicles are being held up at Chinese ports, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Delays have affected some American-built vehicles from BMW and Mercedes-Benz as well.
NAFTA local origin rules could hurt U.S. auto sales, exports, study findsApril 26
American proposals on rules of origin that govern what percentage of a light vehicle needs to be built in the NAFTA region to avoid tariffs would hurt American consumers, lead to lower vehicle sales and hurt American car exports, according to a new study.
China may cut light-vehicle import duty by nearly half, report saysApril 26
China is mulling proposals to cut import duties on passenger cars by about half, Bloomberg reported, citing people with direct knowledge of the matter, a move that's set to give a lift to luxury brands such as BMW and Lexus.
Do the right thing: Say no to GACApril 16
Trump seeks stiffer emissions rules for U.S. light-vehicle importsApril 6
The Trump administration is considering ways to require imported automobiles to meet stricter environmental standards in order to protect U.S. automakers, according to two sources familiar with the matter.