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  • 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 ...

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    Vehicle imports to Russia increase in the first quarter

    2018-05-29T09:26:13Z

    Russia imported almost 67,000 finished vehicles during the first quarter 2018, up by just under 50% compared to the same period last year, according to a statement from the country’s Federal Customs Service. Imports over the period were equal to $1.65 billion. It is the first time in a decade ...

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    FVL Import Export summit 2017: Live poll results

    2017-08-15T14:05:59Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore showed many are optimistic about how the Nafta negotiations will affect their business, while the investment outlook for port-related infrastructure was very positive for the next three-year period. Delegates at the 2017 Finished Vehicle Logistics Import ...

  • Alexander Kovalenko
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    Russian imports: Forecasting a fragile recovery

    2017-05-15T11:44:09Z

    [in_this_story align="right" border="yes"] In August last year, imports of finished vehicles in Russia rose 5.3% year-on-year, bringing an end to a decline that had lasted for 35 consecutive months. Meanwhile, during the course of 2016, several carmakers, including SsangYong and Honda, unveiled plans to start importing finished vehicles into the ...

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    VW declines to confirm new import deal in Iran

    2017-05-03T14:14:10Z

    Volkswagen has sought to distance itself from reports that it has signed a new contract with Iranian commercial vehicle importer Khodro Sazi Sina (KSS) at the expense of its existing contract with rival company, Mammut Khodro. A spokesperson for VW told Automotive Logistics the company was “monitoring and examining ...

  • Wilbur Ross
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    Reports suggest Trump administration is now more open to an agreement with Europe

    2017-04-26T17:09:53Z

    Reports this week have suggested President Trump’s administration has become more open to negotiating a trade deal with Europe, despite previous criticism of the bloc by the US president, who has already withdrawn from one multilateral trade agreement and called for the overhaul of another since taking power in January. ...

  • 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 ...

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    Lázaro Cárdenas handles consignment of over 550 BAIC vehicles

    2017-04-03T22:39:43Z

    The Mexican Pacific Coast port of Lázaro Cárdenas took delivery of a major consignment of over 550 imported BAIC finished vehicles at the end of March. The port handled its first-ever shipment of vehicles on behalf of the Chinese state-owned enterprise in March last year, when it imported 163 D20s ...

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    WTO's trade facilitation agreement comes into force

    2017-03-01T15:27:49Z

    A World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement supporting simpler and clearer procedures when it comes to imports and exports of goods came into force this week after the requisite amount of member countries agreed to implement it. Spread out over 12 articles, the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) prescribes many measures to ...

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    EU and Mexico to accelerate trade talks

    2017-02-01T15:57:12Z

    The European Union and Mexico have announced an intention to accelerate trade talks and are planning two additional rounds of discussion on a “reformed free trade agreement” before the northern hemisphere summer. In a joint statement on the move, EU commissioner for trade, Cecilia Malmström (pictured), and Mexico’s minister of ...

  • EraGlonass
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    New Russian import rules lead to cars being stopped at customs

    2017-01-31T10:24:00Z

    Several car shipments have been blocked on their way into Russia by its Federal Customs Service because they are not equipped with the Era-Glonass accident emergency response system. According to Yuri Ladygin, head of the Customs Service’s Far East Department, amendments to Russia’s customs regulations require all cars imported into ...

  • Production of Nissan Juke and Qashqai at Nissan Sunderland Plan
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    For UK carmakers, ‘Global Britain’ may not be enough

    2017-01-26T19:56:35Z

    Production of Nissan Juke and Qashqai at Nissan Sunderland Plant The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the UK automotive trade body, has welcomed the UK government’s ambitions to develop new free trade deals that could benefit the automotive industry, including with large markets like the US and ...

  • Web
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    Record UK vehicle exports while Brexit weighs on investment and supply chain

    2017-01-26T19:54:57Z

    While UK ports would suffer if OEMs are eventually forced to shift production to other territories, shipping lines will most likely move with the flow UK car production reached its highest level this century in 2016, while vehicle exports surpassed an all-time record for the second year in a ...

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    It may not be popular, but collaboration is still the only smart option

    2017-01-26T12:35:01Z

    Despite the rise in populist protectionism so clearly underlined by the UK's recent vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump's surprising US election win, working together remains the only sensible way forward Supply chain experts will spend 2017 dealing with the aftermath of the protectionist sentiments that helped propel ...

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    Glovis America opens VDC for Kia at former GM plant

    2017-01-23T14:34:19Z

    Hyundai Glovis-owned finished vehicle service provider, Glovis America, has invested an initial $1m in an inland vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at the former GM plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. As well as serving local Kia dealers, the new 11,600 sq.m facility will function as a distribution hub for the central and ...

  • CTPAT
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    VW admits diesel emissions scandal spelt an end to C-TPAT status

    2017-01-18T18:06:52Z

    Volkswagen Group of America has revealed that it was removed from the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) programmes, following the diesel emissions scandal in 2015. Companies on the C-TPAT list are considered low risk, resulting in expedited processing of their cargo, including fewer customs examinations. The ...

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    Brexit: Why a nod of recognition is not enough to calm the nerves

    2017-01-18T17:44:54Z

    Insights from British prime minister Theresa May this week into how she sees the UK's exit from the European Union panning out have done little to address the main concerns of the automotive sector You might accuse the current British government of many things in its strategy for leaving the ...

  • Theresa May
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    UK car industry needs to avoid ‘cliff-edge’ in hard Brexit

    2017-01-18T15:45:48Z

    Fresh insights into prime minister Theresa May’s plans for the UK’s exit from the European Union have reignited concerns over just what deal can be struck and what terms of international trade will apply... Confirmation this week by UK prime minister Theresa May (pictured) that the country would leave the ...

  • Jeep Cherokee_opt
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    FCA invests in US Jeep output; warns over withdrawal from Mexico

    2017-01-11T17:20:31Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has revealed plans to invest $1 billion in its Michigan and Ohio plants, generating 2,000 jobs in the US. The move will create the capacity to extend its Jeep product line-up in response to a continued shift by consumers to SUVs and pickup trucks, and will ...

  • Kotka port
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    WWL reveals new route for imports of Haval vehicles into Russia

    2017-01-11T11:46:16Z

    WWL has begun importing Haval vehicles into Russia via the port of Kotka in Finland (pictured). The new route should help cut warehousing costs and be more efficient than importing finished vehicles via St Petersburg, said general director of WWL’s Russian division, Dmitry Vostrikov. “A significant advantage of using the ...