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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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    ARS Altmann and ICL on track to China

    2019-06-12T11:46:00Z

    German vehicle transporter ARS Altmann and Intermodal Container Logistics (ICL), based in Austria, started running trains to transport cars between China and Europe this month

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    Mosolf to ship cars by rail between Poland and China

    2019-05-29T09:35:00Z

    Mosolf Group is planning to transport containerised finished vehicles between the Polish city of Łódź and Chengdu in China as part of a project to extend the services currently provided by Chengdu-Euro Express Railway…

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    GM Uzbekistan sets plant up in Kazakhstan

    2019-04-03T09:16:00Z

    GM Uzbekistan is to open a vehicle assembly line in Kazakhstan to take advantage of the shared customs space under the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU). The carmaker, which is now owned solely by state-owned corporation Uzavtosanoat following GM’s withdrawal from the joint venture , has signed a contract with ...

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    Nissan plans to expand output in Russia

    2019-02-18T11:11:50Z

    Nissan plans to increase production at its plant in St Petersburg, Russia, this year and build on last year’s record-breaking sales, Nissan Manufacturing Rus general director, Igor Boitsov, has revealed. Given low forecast sales on the domestic Russian market, however, this may depend on increasing exports to adjacent markets, he ...

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    Rewriting the rules

    2018-11-05T12:11:23Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry wants OEMs to make huge investments in new production capacity in Russia over the coming decade, in order to continue qualifying for state aid. A bill laying down the basis of a new national localisation strategy was published in August that is designed to replace ...

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    EEU cuts import duties but trade within bloc is in dispute

    2018-09-05T12:04:45Z

    The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has officially cut duties on finished vehicles being imported into the bloc from 20% to 17%. The rule took effect from September 1 this year, while a further reduction to 15% is proposed to take place at the same time in 2019. The EEU comprises ...

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    EEU hits vehicle makers with revised rates

    2018-07-23T16:19:51Z

    Carmakers with assembly plants in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus are now unable to export finished vehicles duty free within the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), because the localisation rate has increased. Previously, almost all Russian carmakers, as well as those foreign carmakers with plants in the region, were registered on the ...

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    Sollers plans to relaunch assembly of SsangYong vehicles in Russia

    2017-09-26T12:06:27Z

    Speaking in a recent press conference, Vadim Shvetsov, the CEO of Sollers revealed that the Russian company plans to relaunch assembly of SsangYong finished vehicles at its plant near Vladivostok from next year. He added, however, that this is being considered under a “the best scenario” as demand for SsangYong ...

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    Avtovaz mulls supplies to China after first exports from Kazakhstan

    2017-03-20T16:59:57Z

    Russian OEM Avtovaz is understood to be considering ways in which to expand the supply of its vehicles to China, after Kazakhstan’s Asia Avto began regular exports of Lada 4x4s to the country recently from its plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk, in the East Kazakhstan region. It is the first time any ...