Exports and Imports

New and premium models boost UK car exports to July record

Aug. 21, 2014 10:44 CET
The UK has reported record car exports for July as production rose by nearly 3 percent year-on-year last month because of new models and strong sales of top-end vehicles....
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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....
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Russia bans state purchase of foreign-made cars to aid local automakers

July 15, 2014 13:16 CET
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a ban on Russian state and municipal purchases of foreign-manufactured cars to support local producers....
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BMW's gamble on U.S. factory provides export windfall

July 13, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW's U.S. factory in South Carolina -- its first test of full-scale auto production outside of Germany -- has become a bona fide success. The plant is integral to the luxury brand's efforts to protect profit margins and remain ahead of rivals....
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BMW bet on S.C. plant pays off with export windfall

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2014
BMW's first test of full-scale auto production outside of Germany has become a bona fide success after initial hiccups. The factory in Spartanburg, S.C., -- already the nation's biggest light-vehicle exporter -- is integral to the luxury brand's efforts to protect profit margins and keep ahead of rivals Audi and Mercedes....
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Volvo plans to export China-made cars to U.S., Russia next year, executive says

June 17, 2014 11:26 CET
Volvo plans to start exporting Chinese-made cars to the United States and Russia as early as next year, a company executive said. The S60L sedan will be exported to the United States and the XC90 SUV to Russia....
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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....
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Russia to limit state procurement of imported cars, report says

March 24, 2014 16:17 CET
Russia plans to restrict state procurement of imported cars in a move aimed at helping domestic carmakers to weather a slump in demand, a report said....
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Ford, Canadian union criticize South Korea trade deal

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
A new free trade agreement with South Korea will throw a wrench into Canada's auto sector recovery, Ford and Canadian union leaders warned on Tuesday, highlighting the pressure on an industry already struggling with competition from Mexico....
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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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RICHARD TRUETT

Brit savvy makes this Chinese car a winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
The most credible car yet to emerge from China wears an unlikely badge: MG....
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Ford to keep Edge crossover production at plant near Toronto

11:12 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Ford will build its redesigned Edge mid-sized crossover at its Oakville Assembly plant near Toronto. The Edge will be exported to more than 60 countries from Oakville, where Ford builds the current Edge as well as three other crossover models, the Ford Flex, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT....
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Canada hikes auto fund by $453 million to lure Chrysler investment

4:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
Canada is increasing its funding for automakers by $500 million ($453 million) in a bid to attract investment from Chrysler Group and other companies as the country's domestic auto industry reels from global competition and declining output....
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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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China's Guangzhou plans to assemble cars in Russia

Jan. 29, 2014 13:17 CET
China's Guangzhou Auto will start assembling vehicles in Russia and Iran using complete knockdown kits shipped from China. The move is part of a wider plan to push into emerging markets this year that includes the start of vehicle exports....
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Honda's U.S. exports exceeded imports in '13

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
Honda exported more vehicles from its U.S. factories in 2013 than it imported into America from Japan -- a first for the automaker. Honda exported 108,705 American-made Honda and Acura vehicles, compared to 88,537 it brought in from Japan....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Volvo could bring China-built vehicles to U.S. 'fairly quickly'

Jan. 21, 2014 06:01 CET
Volvo chief Hakan Samuelsson says cars built in China could soon be exported to the United States. The CEO says he doesn't expect consumers there to react negatively to the notion of China-built Volvos....
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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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Mexico auto output, exports hit record for 4th year

4:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Mexican auto production and exports rose last year to record highs on strong demand from the United States and Canada...
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KEITH CRAIN

What to do with the empty ships

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
North American auto exports seem odd after decades of seeing so many vehicles being imported....
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THE BIG BUILDUP

Honda sees N.A. as export base

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Honda Motor Co. President Takanobu Ito, aiming to diversify operations away from Japan, wants North America and other regional hubs to export 20 to 30 percent of their output to other markets....
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EU offers to end tariffs on Japanese auto parts, report says

Oct. 21, 2013 11:47 CET
The European Union is ready to eliminate tariffs on Japanese auto parts in exchange for Japan ending import duties on a range of European food items, a report said....
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Over a barrel for 40 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
On Oct. 17, 1973, the first oil embargo plunged the auto industry into a new world. The Oct. 15 issue of Automotive News will look at the impact of that historic event....
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Ford gets a scolding on 'chicken tax' maneuver in the U.S.

Sept. 24, 2013 06:01 CET
Even without a free-trade pact, Ford Motor Co. has leaned on European models such as the Ford Fiesta and C-Max to extend its U.S. product line....
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