Exports and Imports
U.S. tariffs target Chinese industrial products, including autos, parts; China retaliatesJune 15
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.
Trump sets $50 billion in China tariffs with Beijing ready to strike backJune 15
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.
Germany defends automakers as national interest in swipe at TrumpJune 13
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.
Trade tussles may derail GAC's U.S. launchJune 11
GAC Motor, angling to become the first homegrown Chinese automaker to export light vehicles to the United States, is re-evaluating those plans after President Donald Trump's threat to level tariffs on imported vehicles.
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 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.