Trade

Trump tariffs could run European convertibles off U.S. roads

June 25, 2018 07:45 CET
Expensive European convertibles are among the vehicles that could become rare on American roads if President Trump's proposal to impose 20 percent tariffs on imported cars takes effect.

Automakers push renewed talks to defuse trade tensions

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018
President Donald Trump escalated the potential for a trade war between the U.S. and Europe on Friday by threatening 20 percent tariffs on auto imports from the European Union in response to retaliatory tariffs on $3.3 billion worth of American products

EU will respond to any U.S. auto tariff move, senior official says

June 23, 2018 16:58 CET
The EU will respond to any U.S. move to raise tariffs on cars made in the bloc, a senior European Commission official said, the latest comments in an escalating trade row.

TRADE WAR

Trump threatens 20% tariff on European Union cars

10:23 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2018
President Trump threatened to escalate a trade war with Europe by imposing a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. imports of European Union-assembled cars, a month after the administration launched an investigation into whether auto imports pose a national security threat.

Russia may slap duties on U.S. cars, light trucks

12:04 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2018
Russia is the latest country to threaten the U.S. with retaliation for tariffs on metals imports, warning Friday that American cars could soon face higher taxes.

ANALYSIS

How Trump's trade crusade could hit automakers in America

7:18 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2018
Over the past three decades, the global auto industry has gotten, well, more global. Manufacturers built scores of factories outside their home countries to reduce exposure to currency swings.

GM risks Trump's ire with plan to build Blazer in Mexico

6:11 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2018
Just as President Trump is threatening tariffs on imported autos, GM plans to resurrect the Chevrolet Blazer -- this time as a sleeker crossover -- made in Mexico.

Volvo CEO says auto tariffs threaten jobs at U.S. plant

June 21, 2018 09:37 CET
If the U.S. imposes tariffs on foreign cars, and trading partners retaliate, that could chill Volvo Cars' plans to add jobs at its new U.S. plant, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.

Daimler cuts 2018 profit outlook as tariffs strike U.S.-made SUVs

5:59 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
Daimler said profit would fall in 2018 as new import tariffs on light vehicles exported from the United States to China would hurt sales of high-margin Mercedes-Benz SUVs.

Commerce secretary faces heat from GOP senators over auto, steel tariffs

3:19 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
Senators criticized Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for investigating possible trade action on auto imports along with the Trump administration's metals tariffs.

Canada's Trudeau doubts Trump wants to impose auto tariffs

7:03 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he doubted whether U.S. President Donald Trump would carry out a threat to impose tariffs on light vehicles, given the economic damage such a move would cause.

German automakers willing to drop all tariffs with U.S., report says

12:08 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
German automakers would abandon car tariffs between the EU and the United States in exchange for President Trump dropping a 25 percent tax threat on European auto imports, according to a report.

Volvo CEO sees trade war making car shopping more like a crummy meal

4:41 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
The Trump administration risks spoiling the experience American auto shoppers have in showrooms by limiting options and making vehicles more expensive, Volvo Car Group's chief executive officer said.

China to act 'forcefully' on Trump's $200 billion tariff threat

10:41 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Trade tensions between the world's two biggest economies intensified, with China vowing to retaliate "forcefully" against President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports.

Trump says 'getting there' in NAFTA talks with Canada, Mexico

2:16 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
President Trump said progress was being made in talks to update the NAFTA trade accord between the United States, Canada and Mexico, but he held out the prospect of striking bilateral pacts.

Canada mulls auto firms aid in response to U.S. tariffs threat

4:16 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Canada is considering all options, including providing financial aid to the auto industry, to cope with possible tariffs from the United States.

Automakers burned as U.S.-China spat flares

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Fears of a full-blown global trade war moved closer to reality last week as the United States delivered on a threat to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports,

Cars in crosshairs as U.S.-China trade war erupts

10:00 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
President Trump pushed ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, including cars and auto parts, and a smoldering trade war between the world's largest economies ignited as Beijing replied with tariffs on 659 American imports, including light vehicles.

Merkel hints at probes of U.S. tech giants as Trump threatens car tariffs

June 15, 2018 15:33 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hinted at a new front in the trade row with the U.S., warning that Europe's strategic interests rode on the future of the region's car industry and alluding to competition probes of U.S. internet giants.

A Buick crossover may cost an extra $8,000 after tariffs

2:52 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
Some Buick buyers may be in for some sticker shock after President Donald Trump's tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports.

Trump sets $50 billion in China tariffs with Beijing ready to strike back

9:07 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
President Trump announced hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports as Beijing threatened to respond in kind, in a move that looks set to ignite a trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Canada agrees with U.S. that NAFTA talks to go on, but no date set

1:01 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2018
Canada agreed with the United States on Thursday that slow-moving talks to update NAFTA should continue although the two sides did not set a date, Canada's foreign minister said.

Germany defends automakers as national interest in swipe at Trump

June 13, 2018 09:29 CET
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government vowed to stand up for the German auto industry, sending a veiled signal to U.S. President Donald Trump to back off threats to levy tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.

Merkel calls out Trump, citing U.S. trade surplus with Europe

June 13, 2018 10:19 CET
Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.S. runs a trade surplus with Europe when services are included, marshaling a rebuff to President Donald Trump's sustained criticism of German manufacturing exports.

Tariffs may cost carmakers at least 1 million annual U.S. sales

9:50 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
If President Trump slaps a 25 percent tariff on imported vehicles, it may cost the domestic auto industry 1 million annual vehicle sales -- and that's the low end of the estimated damage, says LMC.

 
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