Trade

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....
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Car refrigerant rejected by Daimler is safe, EU scientists say

March 10, 2014 12:20 CET
EU scientists say a new car refrigerant at the center of a dispute between European regulators and Daimler does not pose any serious safety risks....
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Carmakers worry emerging markets gloom could overshadow European recovery

March 4, 2014 11:40 CET
Renault has trimmed its growth forecast for the global car market this year, in a sign that the industry is becoming increasingly worried about volatile emerging markets even as demand in Europe starts to pick up....
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How 2 stores settled FTC bad-ad cases

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
These are some of the steps two dealerships have taken since settling charges with the Federal Trade Commission alleging deceptive advertising....
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HANS GREIMEL

Why Australia's auto industry is going the way of the dodo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2014
Toyota will end Australia's run as an automaking nation when it pulls the plug on local assembly in 2017. The move follows similar cut-and-run announcements by Ford and General Motors and triggered an outcry Down Under about the demise of local manufacturing....
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HANS GREIMEL

French automakers beat U.S. rivals back to Iran

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Sanctions have barely been eased on Iran and the Detroit 3 are being beaten back to the market by French rivals. This is not surprising as the U.S. still keeps businesses and individuals shackled by stricter trade restrictions....
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HANS GREIMEL

French automakers beat U.S. rivals back to Iran

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Sanctions have barely been eased on Iran and the Detroit 3 are being beaten back to the market by French rivals. This is not surprising as the United States still keeps businesses and individuals shackled by stricter trade restrictions....
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Ford's Hinrichs: Toyota, Japanese unfairly aided by currency manipulation

Feb. 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Joe Hinrichs, president of Ford's Americas unit, took Japan and specifically Toyota to task for benefiting unfairly from currency manipulation....
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Ford's Hinrichs: Toyota, Japanese unfairly aided by currency manipulation

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Joe Hinrichs, president of Ford's Americas unit, took Japan and specifically Toyota to task today for benefiting unfairly from currency manipulation....
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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....
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Renault eyes return to Iran when sanctions are lifted

Jan. 23, 2014 13:38 CET
Renault could re-enter Iran once trade sanctions against the country are eliminated as the auto market is poised to grow by at least 50 percent, CEO Carlos Ghosn said....
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Fowlerville Ford settled FTC complaint rather than pay 'prohibitive' court fees

12:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
Fowlerville Ford today said it agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegedly deceptive ads because “the cost of appealing” the FTC's conclusions “would have been prohibitive.”...
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HANS GREIMEL

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....
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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....
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U.S. still concerned about Russian car levy

11:05 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013
The United States said on Friday it still has concerns about a recycling fee Russia imposes on cars even though the country recently extended the levy to cover domestic as well as imported vehicles....
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EU launches WTO dispute against Brazil to challenge car taxes

Dec. 19, 2013 12:08 CET
The EU launched a case against Brazil at the World Trade Organization to challenge Brazil's taxes on imports ranging from cars to computers....
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China decides not to renew tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
China's commerce ministry has decided not to renew punitive tariffs imposed on vehicles exported from the United States after the tariffs expired on November 14....
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Automakers call for backup in quest to align EU, U.S. safety standards

Dec. 18, 2013 06:01 CET
Which is safer, a car sold in the Europe or the United States? Automakers see little or no difference, but they have struggled to win over regulators, who are wary of an industry push to make safety standards interchangeable across the Atlantic through a free-trade deal....
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Automakers call for backup in quest to align U.S., EU safety standards

3:57 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2013
Which is safer, a car sold in the United States or in Europe? Automakers see little or no difference, but they have struggled to win over regulators, who are wary of an industry push to make safety standards interchangeable across the Atlantic through a free-trade deal....
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Iran accord sparks race to Tehran as automakers target deals

Nov. 27, 2013 06:01 CET
Organizers say an Iranian auto industry conference scheduled for next weekend is attracting a lot of attention after last weekend's Geneva agreement to ease trade restrictions on Iran....
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Iran accord sparks race to Tehran as automakers target deals

11:51 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2013
Sasan Ghorbani says the Iranian auto industry conference he's organizing in Tehran next weekend is suddenly a hotter ticket than he'd expected. Visas will be made available upon arrival to meet a surge in demand after the last weekend's Geneva agreement to ease trade restrictions on Iran, said Ghorbani, head of the Islamic Republic's auto-parts manufacturers association....
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BMW eyes $550 million prize in EU trade deal

Nov. 4, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW says it would save $550 million in duties every year if the United States and Europe got rid of their import tariffs on cars and trucks....
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BMW eyes a $550 million prize in EU trade deal

4:39 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
To understand why automakers are gung-ho about free trade talks between the United States and Europe, consider this number: $550 million....
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Tariff talks lead to auto trade fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
With the White House seeking to finalize a trade treaty deal by year end, Japanese automakers and the Detroit 3 are embroiled in a good old-fashioned trade war....
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AFTER THE FALL

When trade barriers fall, automakers act

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2013
Former GM exec Lou Hughes and others reflect on the challenges of building industries in recently opened markets...
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