All Govt policy/regulation articles

  • Schostek_Honda_committee
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    Tariffs disrupting US car industry, lawmakers told

    2018-10-03T13:33:07Z

    Representatives from carmakers, tier suppliers and the dealership sector were amongst those warning of the enormously disruptive impact of continued import tariffs in the US. Last week’s US Senate Finance Committee hearing in Washington, DC heard that duties on vehicles and automotive parts into the US, as proposed by the ...

  • MaximOreshkin_Russia
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    Russia on its way to join the global automotive trade war

    2018-06-27T14:37:04Z

    The Russian government is considering protective duties against US finished vehicles according to Maxim Oreshkin, Russia’s economic development minister (pictured). Oreshkin held a press conference in Moscow on June 25 and said the country could introduce duties ranging between 18% and 20% in response to the US decision to raise ...

  • Kirill Nikoda, analyst at Gazprombank’s Economic Forecasting Centre
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    Russia summit: Dealing with the reality of a slow recovery

    2017-07-11T15:51:00Z

    Confidence is gradually returning to the Russian automotive market with sales and production showing definite signs of life after a tough period of retrenching and divestment. Sanctions remain but many at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow felt that this was the time to invest in the market ...

  • Pence_opt
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    Report suggests US is reviewing its trade deal with South Korea

    2017-04-19T23:42:44Z

    US vice-president Mike Pence (pictured) has indicated during his visit to South Korea that the trade deal between the two countries is under review and could be reformed, according to a Reuters report. The deal, which came into effect in 2012, has had a positive impact on US vehicle exports ...

  • Cardero-FMC
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    Cordero leaves FMC to lead the Port of Long Beach

    2017-04-19T23:33:02Z

    Mario Cordero (pictured, right) has been appointed as executive director of the Port of Long Beach in California, the second busiest container port in the US. He is leaving his role as a Federal Maritime Commission member having served as chairman for almost six years until January, when US president ...

  • lunch-0412-0080-300x200
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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher Ludwig The Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot ...

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    Turkey’s auto sector grows in the midst of political turmoil

    2017-04-13T18:45:14Z

    Representatives of Turkey’s automotive industry and the government’s investment support agency met in London, UK, last month to discuss the challenges the country faces in getting back on track toward production and export growth, following a politically turbulent two years. Despite the disruption, it seems the Turkish automotive sector is ...

  • BoShiju_Changjiu1
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    China conference: Looking ahead to a more multimodal future

    2017-04-12T18:42:49Z

    According to industry forecasts from China’s State Information Centre, the country can expect vehicles sales to hit 40m by 2025. However, the 28m vehicles that were moved between the factory and the dealer last year – a 14.5% increase on the previous year – and the parts being moved into ...

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    China trucking: From overloaded to under capacity

    2017-04-10T17:16:26Z

    China’s new road transport rules are prompting an evolution in the country’s vehicle logistics as suppliers redefine their networks to cope with changing truck limits – but investment is likely to be slow In this story... A new phase for car carriers The capacity hit A centrist ...

  • CTA_loop_junction_opt-1
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    In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    2017-04-05T16:52:01Z

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead... making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency Strip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. ...

  • UK_EU_web
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    Article 50 triggers worry over UK automotive supply chain

    2017-03-29T17:08:50Z

    As the UK officially kicked off the two-year process of leaving the European Union today (March 29th), a number of trade bodies, manufacturers and analysts have again issued warnings about the risks that would face the British and European automotive supply chains, should the UK leave without securing full access ...

  • Carrier-by-Kunal-Mehta
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    Vehicle logistics & regulations: The new rules of the game

    2017-03-29T16:52:24Z

    Donald Trump’s pledge to lighten the US regulatory load should be music to the logistics industry’s ears, but road and rail providers may have to fight their own corners as and when the changes are rung in In this story... Looking to lighten the burden Testing Trump's orders ...

  • Blueprint-budget
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    White House budget blueprint cuts transport in favour of defence

    2017-03-22T17:06:56Z

    A blueprint federal budget released by the Trump administration has proposed major cuts, including to the Department of Transportation (DOT), in order to fund a major increase in defence spending alongside additions to veterans' affairs and homeland security. In the budget document, America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make ...

  • dig
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    Two years for Brexit deal ‘optimistic’ as FTA calls for transitional trade measures

    2017-03-22T16:33:48Z

    With the official date now set for the UK to begin its exit negotiations with the EU, the focus has shifted onto how those discussions will progress and whether a deal can really be struck in just two years Rollo: UK will need to complete a number of separate ...

  • Violeta Bulc
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    European transport commissioner wants digital cooperation

    2017-03-22T14:49:54Z

    Violeta Bulc, the European commissioner for transport, has urged the finished vehicle logistics sector to work with the European Commission and EU member states to push for legislative reforms and policies to support better use of developing technologies. Speaking at an event marking the 20 th anniversary of the ...

  • Trump-at-mobility-center
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    Trump’s campaigning ignores supply chain might

    2017-03-20T16:46:13Z

    The president’s relentless criticism of trade terms and regulation often ignores some of the automotive industry’s most important developments for the future Since his election victory, many have wondered about the extent to which Donald Trump, the president, would resemble Donald Trump, the presidential candidate. For the automotive industry and ...

  • Russia assembly
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    Russia considers changes in policy to boost vehicle exports

    2017-03-20T16:12:43Z

    Russia’s government is considering amending its industrial assembly agreement with OEMs in a bid to boost exports, it has been revealed. Speaking in early March, Maxim Oreshkin, Russia’s Minister of Economic Development, said that although many finished vehicles were already exported, including to Western Europe, the government had now reached ...

  • Toyota_Burnaston
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    Toyota invests in UK plant but warns on post-Brexit tariffs

    2017-03-20T16:06:04Z

    Toyota has announced plans to invest £240m ($297m) in its UK-based car plant to enable vehicle production using its new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, while also promoting UK supply chain efficiencies. It is the latest new investment decision by a major carmaker following last year’s referendum in which ...

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    US-Canada Nafta trade: Northern light hoping for a silver lining

    2017-03-17T16:21:14Z

    The new US administration has left a bit of a cloud over Nafta, and while Canada may not be the primary target of any renegotiation, the country – and its important automotive supply chain – could still get caught in the crosshairs. In this story... A three-way split ...

  • Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan
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    General Motors adds powertrain jobs in Michigan ahead of Trump visit

    2017-03-15T16:53:09Z

    General Motors has announced the addition of 220 new jobs and the retention of 680 that were previously under threat across three of its Michigan-based facilities over the next 12 months. The announcement was made on the same day that US president Donald Trump confirmed he would be visiting Detroit. ...