Government and policy

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    FTA issues trade checklist in response to government statements on independence

    2017-10-11T15:06:48Z

    In response to the UK government’s latest statements on trading and customs post-Brexit, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has issued a list of conditions it says are needed to secure continued trade in the UK. James Hookham, the FTA’s deputy chief executive Earlier this week the government issued a ...

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    Russia to cut subsidies on finished vehicle transport from Far East

    2017-08-30T16:03:40Z

    A draft decree recently released by the Russian Ministry for Trade and Industry shows that it plans to allocate 850m rubles ($14.3m) this year to subsidise finished vehicle movements from the Far East to the European side of the country. In total, the Russian government plans to reimburse transport costs ...

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    Indian car carriers protest latest penalty hike in Rajasthan

    2017-02-21T08:48:54Z

    Car carriers in India are currently staging a protest on the borders of Rajasthan following the local government’s decision to impose a border tariff (or challan) of 5,000 rupees ($75) for equipment travelling through the state. The amount now being asked is a significant hike on the previous fee of ...

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    Mexico conference report: Seeking to build bridges, not walls

    2017-02-07T14:25:04Z

    Mexico's automotive industry is inextricably linked with its neighbours to the north but under its new president the US is talking about renegotiating NAFTA and applying border taxes to imports. At this year's Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, industry and government heads looked for positive signs in ...

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    Mexico conference: government urges ‘tranquillity’ in Nafta debate

    2017-02-03T22:40:07Z

    The Mexican government has confirmed that it will seek to maintain the current advantages of the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), including tariff-free trade of automotive parts and vehicles, in upcoming negotiations with the governments of the US and Canada. It will also seek to further reduce regulatory barriers ...

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    BLG develops smart containers for the automobile industry

    2016-11-23T13:36:17Z

    A project consortium involving Germany’s BLG Logistics has won a technology competition to develop smart containers that can be used to transport automotive parts while digitally recording the quality data of the parts being moved. BLG Logistics is working with tier supplier Bosch along with the Bremen Institute for Production ...

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    India conference report: Looking for the next leap forward

    2016-11-14T19:07:00Z

    India’s automotive industry is set to become the third biggest in the world but its growth is testing the infrastructure to the limit and bringing a high level of complexity to the supply chain. There are also big changes ahead related to tax policy and equipment legislation, which bring their ...

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    UK government rail freight plan to target automotive sector

    2016-09-21T11:41:24Z

    The UK government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined a new rail freight strategy aiming in part to target the long-term growth potential of industry sectors that are currently underdeveloped and subject to network constraints – including automotive. The DfT’s rail freight strategy is part of an overall government commitment ...

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    Indian carriers fight penalties and OEM indifference

    2016-09-16T16:27:23Z

    Vipul Nanda, president of India's Car Carriers Association Just when you thought the question of car transporter lengths in India was sorted out , it may be time to think again. Following its draft legislation providing for a maximum length for finished vehicle carriers of 18.75 metres earlier this ...

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    Lack of federal funds is leaving ro-ro ports high and dry

    2016-08-10T20:43:54Z

    With new vehicle sales and production in North America still running at record levels, the region’s vehicle-handling ports are running out of room. Larger vessels, sometimes arriving in bunches, are putting more pressure on terminals and yard space. Land for expansion, meanwhile, is hotly contested because port authorities have competing ...