Policy and regulation

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    Shifting sands of time: The changing nature of Saudi Arabia’s automotive industry

    2019-08-21T15:18:00Z

    Changes to social and economic conditions, including the recent removal of a ban on female drivers, could give a welcome boost to the automotive industry in Saudi Arabia.

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    Russian trade ministry proposes record-breaking state aid for parts suppliers

    2019-08-20T11:03:00Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry is proposing to fund the country’s automotive parts suppliers with a bailout package worth $3 billion to secure supply in the face of US sanctions

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    Can Central Asia be transformed into an automotive hub?

    2019-08-14T11:32:00Z

    Two of the largest former soviet republics, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, have set their sights on growing an automotive sector as they industrialise and modernise their economies. These Cental Asian nations are now focusing on strengthening their supply bases to boost local production.

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    Sizing up growth opportunities in a changing market

    2019-08-13T15:21:00Z

    US ports and logistics providers are being challenged by a consumer shift towards bigger vehicles, while OEMs are operating under the shadow of global trade wars. Speakers at the 2019 FVL Import Export in Baltimore discussed the obstacles and the opportunities

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    Russia takes a slice of the new Silk Road

    2019-08-07T15:14:00Z

    As vehicle shipments increase on overland routes between Europe and China, Russian companies such as state-owned RZD are aiming to capitalise on the new business

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    The facts don't support the idea of 'global Britain'

    2019-08-07T10:31:00Z

    One of the claims repeated by proponents of Brexit is that ‘global Britain’ will be able to exploit the many opportunities of free trade open to it when the country leaves the EU, whether on World Trade Organization (WTO) terms or not. But this view fails to take into account how the global automotive industry works – and, specifically, the UK’s place in it. Let’s look at the facts.

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    Q&A with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

    2019-08-05T14:21:00Z

    As vehicle shipments increase on overland routes between Europe and China, Russian companies such as the state-owned RZD are aiming to capitalise on the new business. Automotive Logistics discusses the development of a new Silk Road with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

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    Contingency costs for Brexit exceed £330m while automotive investment plummets

    2019-07-31T12:05:00Z

    The UK automotive industry has already spent at least £330m ($401m) on contingency plans to cover the country’s departure from the EU, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). At the same time, investment has stalled as automotive manufacturers brace themselves for Brexit and big investors fear a no-deal scenario, said the SMMT’s CEO, Mike Hawes, at a press conference in London…

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    Tri-Wall secures government funding to proceed with Libris project

    2019-07-30T15:19:00Z

    Packaging specialist Tri-Wall Europe has secured funding of more than £700,000 ($874,000) from the UK government’s Faraday Battery Challenge scheme, aimed at driving research and innovation into the country’s industrial strategy and a crucial part of the UK’s efforts towards net zero emissions. The scheme brings business and academia together ...

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    Non-EU markets will not save UK automotive in a no-deal Brexit

    2019-07-30T11:05:00Z

    One of the regular mantras repeated by proponents of Brexit is that ‘global Britain’ will be able to exploit the many opportunities of free trade open to it when the country leaves the EU, whether on World Trade Organization (WTO) terms or not. As far as the ...