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Praful Patel for import duty cuts on luxury cars from EU
Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel Monday said his ministry is agreeable to cutting duty on luxury cars imported from Europe as part of the proposed India-European Union free trade agreement.
Auto : Bruxelles veut évaluer les accords de libre-échange
La Commission Européenne devrait annoncer que des études d’impact vont être menées sur tous les accords de libre-échange signés, notamment celui conclu avec la Corée du Sud.
Sri Lanka to be home to exclusive auto SEZ for Indian companies
The development assumes importance as Sri Lanka did not show positive response to India’s offer to expand FTA between two countries to Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Libre-échange auto: la Corée s’insurge contre la France
Le gouvernement sud-coréen réfute les allégations de la France, selon lesquelles le marché tricolore serait envahi de voitures produites en Corée.
Free trade agreements roil global auto manufacturers
When I was in South Korea for five days last month, I noticed that very few European and American cars were on the road in Seoul and Keosu.
EU mulls French request for surveillance of S.Korea car imports
The European Union is examining a request by France to require South Korea to give advanced warning of planned car exports to the EU, the first step towards the possible re-introduction of duties a year after a free-trade deal came into effect.
Ford upset EU wants Japan free-trade talks
Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday was the first automaker to voice displeasure after the European Union announced it wants to start free-trade negotiations with Japan.
Commission pushes for Japan trade deal
The European Commission will next Wednesday (18 July) ask member states for a mandate to start talks with Japan on a bilateral free-trade deal.
Carmakers dampen EU free-trade drive
South Korea’s biggest car maker, Hyundai Motor Co, decided to boost its European presence five years ago, adding a family sedan and a sporty-looking crossover SUV to its smaller hatchbacks.
Analysis: Carmakers dampen EU’s free-trade drive
There is barely a corner of the world where the negotiators from the European Union - the largest trading bloc - are not trying to deepen trade ties, and talks with 80 countries are under way, from Canada to Cape Verde.
Romney: Ban Japan from free trade talks
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney doesn’t support including Japan in free-trade talks, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
’Don’t blame FTA for Korean cars’ popularity in EU’
Korea’s auto trade group refuted Wednesday European carmakers’ allegation that the free trade agreement between Korea and the European Union solely contributed to a sharp rise in Korean car sales in Europe.
2016 targets to be missed if India-EU FTA covers auto sector
Automobile industry body SIAM today cautioned that the sector will miss targets of the Automotive Mission Plan 2006-16 if it is included in the proposed free-trade agreement with the European Union for allowing imports of vehicles at lower duties.
Ford Europe hits at EU-Korea trade deal
The European boss of Ford Motor, the continent’s fourth-ranked carmaker by sales, has complained about “significant imbalance” in trade in cars under a free trade agreement with South Korea that took effect last year.
Ford asks steep price for Japan to join trade talks
Japan should be required to reduce the size of its auto industry before being allowed into regional free trade talks with the United States and eight other countries in the Asia Pacific, a top Ford Motor Co official said.
Korea trade deal unlikely to benefit Chrysler, CEO says
Chrysler-Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne told lawmakers Wednesday he is skeptical of the benefits of some free-trade agreements, and urged caution about proceeding with some new agreements.
Canadian auto-parts makers see green opportunity in India
India is a brave new world for Canada’s auto-parts makers, who set out last month to test the largely untested waters.
Auto talks eyed with U.S. to ease TPP bid
Japan is set to propose a working-level forum for auto trade issues with the United States to speed up its efforts to join negotiations on a trans-Pacific trade framework, sources said Saturday.
Europe’s carmakers hit out at India trade deal
Europe’s carmakers are crying foul over a proposed free-trade agreement between the European Union and India, which they say would restrict access to one of the most important but highly protected markets.
GM joins chorus against FTA duty cut on EU cars
General Motors, Hyundai and Suzuki are against the reduction in import duty on European cars proposed under the India-EU free trade agreement