Trade

Daimler, BMW cooperate on suppliers in Mexico

Nov. 18, 2014 10:17 CET

Daimler and BMW are working together to build a network of suppliers for their new factories in Mexico as both carmakers aim to take advantage of the country's tariff-free access to the U.S. market....
Read More »

BMW, others bet on Brazil but benefits trail Mexico

Oct. 30, 2014 16:18 CET

BMW is among a group of carmakers investing in Brazil as a growing middle class fuels a surge in car sales, but high costs, poor infrastructure and few trade agreements mean Brazil can't compete with rival Mexico....
Read More »

Russia may allow Serbia export quota for Fiat cars

Oct. 16, 2014 18:01 CET

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said an export quota may be agreed with Russia for Fiat 500L cars built in Serbia. Exports to Russia from Serbia have high customs duties....
Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

EU industry director wants to boost auto trade in Asia; warns of tougher CO2 rules

Oct. 9, 2014 06:30 CET

The new European Commission that takes office next month will make several decisions affecting automakers, including potentially tougher post-2020 CO2 emissions targets, its industry and enterprise director, Carlo Pettinelli, said....
Read More »

EU, Canada to hail draft trade pact that may take effect in 2016

Sept. 25, 2014 11:59 CET

The European Union and Canada will meet on Friday to cap five years of negotiations on a free-trade accord which has resulted in a draft pact that may see a gradual phase out of some automotive levies between the two....
Read More »

EU asks WTO to rule on dispute with Russia over van exports

Sept. 15, 2014 16:15 CET

The EU wants the World Trade Organization to rule on its dispute with Russia after Moscow imposed tariffs on vans imported from Germany and Italy. The EU said Russia is illegally protecting its own producers....
Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Heated debate over transfer pricing

Sept. 1, 2014 06:15 CET

A key challenge facing companies in India is litigation over transfer pricing. Foreign companies are debating with the government whether business between two companies with the same parent is artificially mispriced to lower tax bills....
Read More »

Daimler settles dispute with UAW over retiree medical benefits for $480 million

6:55 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2014

Daimler will pay $480 million to settle a dispute with the UAW over medical benefits for retired employees of its North American trucks business, U.S. court records show....
Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Why Korea could be next to crack down on foreign brand pricing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2014

Could China's crackdown on perceived price gouging by foreign automakers trigger a domino effect next door in South Korea, where sale of overseas brands are heating up?...
Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Why Korea could be next to crack down on foreign brand pricing

8:55 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2014

Could China's crackdown on perceived price gouging by foreign automakers trigger a domino effect next door in South Korea, where sale of overseas brands are heating up?...
Read More »

Russia may ban car imports if West applies new sanctions, report says

Aug. 18, 2014 11:54 CET

Russia may ban car imports if the West applies additional sanctions on Moscow over its involvement in Ukraine, a daily newspaper reported....
Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Automakers need state departments

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

I don't know if any car company has an executive title of secretary of state, but it won't be long before that's a normal function in multinational firms....
Read More »

Mexico projected to surpass Brazil as top Latin American vehicle producer

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2014

Mexico is poised to overtake Brazil as the top Latin American automobile producer for the first time in more than a decade as surging exports to the U.S. spur factory openings and record output....
Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Will global automakers drop Chinese partners?

7:32 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

China may relax its 50 percent ceiling on foreign automakers' ownership of joint ventures, but this may not lead to Western companies ditching their local partners if recent moves by BMW and VW are anything to go by....
Read More »

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

EU aims to have 20 percent of GDP come from manufacturing, official says

June 4, 2014 11:50 CET

The European Union wants to boost the bloc's share of economic output coming from manufacturing by a quarter by 2020, its official in charge of automotive regulation told the Automotive News Europe Congress....
Read More »

GABE NELSON

Why global trade alliances will eclipse the power of Detroit, U.S. automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2014

If the United States finishes the European and Asian trade alliances, we could see a new, global Big Three or Gang of Four, in which the members are nations, not companies, and the dominant strategy is lowering trade barriers, not raising them....
Read More »

GM Korea faces most critical wage negotiations ever, CEO says

8:23 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2014

GM's South Korea chief said local labor costs may rise 15 percent, fueling profitability concerns in a country where exporters are already struggling with the won's climb to a six-year high....
Read More »

Hyundai plans new 'flagship' sedan to combat growing rivals at home

3:22 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2014

Hyundai, feeling pinched at home by increasingly popular import brands, will add a new "flagship" sedan slotted between the Azera and Genesis to try to win more high-end sales....
Read More »

U.S. wins WTO dispute with China over auto imports

11:16 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2014

In a victory for automakers exporting vehicles from the United States to China, the World Trade Organization ruled that Chinese duties on U.S.-made cars and trucks violated international trade rules....
Read More »

Automotive News
Special Video Report
Toyota's Lentz in Texas: A Lexus regret, fixing 'starved' Scion, the next Prius

Toyota's Lentz in Texas: A Lexus regret, fixing 'starved' Scion, the next Prius

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz is a pioneer. He and a handful of other employees moved to north Texas last September to help build the automaker's new U.S. headquarters.
» Watch the Video
     
News by Brand