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Car industry fires a warning over EC free-trade deals
Free-trade agreements with India and Japan could undermine the UK’s automotive industry, which employs 700,000 and accounts for more than 10 per cent of exports, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is warning.
Against lowering of customs duty on auto in FTA with EU: SIAM
Stating that incentives should be given for setting up manufacturing bases in the country, SIAM today said it opposes any lowering of customs duty on fully imported cars in the proposed India-EU free trade agreement.
South Korean free-trade deal is long overdue
It is Canada’s forgotten trade deal. Free trade negotiations with South Korea began in 2004. And nearly seven years later, there’s still no pact. Why?
KORUS FTA concessions part of MB’s U.S.-centered strategy, analysts say
In their South Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) renegotiations, South Korea and the United States agreed to draft and submit an additional accord to their respective legislative bodies that includes full-scale revisions to the auto provisions of the previous agreement formally signed in 2007.
Korea, EU to reopen talks about car provisions in FTA
Korea will hold talks with the EU over vehicle gas mileage and greenhouse gas emission standards in the free trade agreement after renegotiations of the FTA with the US opened the door for adjustments.
Japanese, German automakers to benefit from Korea-US FTA
Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group is bracing for stiffer competition in the domestic market under the Korea-US free trade agreement, as the pact will likely make Japanese and German cars much more price-competitive here.
FTA talks with U.S. extended, with focus on auto imports
Korea and the United States have extended their talks on a pending free trade deal by at least one more day in a last-minute effort to reach an agreement.
S. Korea not to discuss beef but to focus on auto trade; Minister Kim
South Korea will focus on autos and is not ready to discuss beef during the upcoming talks with the United States for the ratification of a pending free trade deal, the chief South Korean trade negotiator said Monday.
Chrysler joins Ford against Korean pact
Chrysler today voiced its opposition – along with Ford – to passage of a free trade agreement between the US and Korea as written in 2007.
S Korea, US to hold further talks to resolve pending FTA issues
Top trade officials from South Korea and the United States will hold further talks on Wednesday as the countries are struggling to resolve outstanding issues that have stalled the ratification of their free trade agreement signed more than three years ago, a Seoul trade official said.
Ford slams South Korea trade deal as Obama officials renew talks in Seoul
Ford, the US car company, has launched an aggressive advertising campaign against the South Korea free trade agreement, which it argues would lock in unfair trade between the countries.
Korea denies new concessions on U.S. FTA
Korea yesterday denied a U.S. media report that it planned to make new “concessions” to secure the ratification of the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement from the U.S. Congress.
Tackling non-tariff barriers
It is no secret that one of the final sticking points in the Korea-U.S. FTA is the alleged Korean non-tariff barriers (“NTBs”) in the automobile sector. The United States takes the position that the enormously low penetration of the U.S. automobiles into the Korean market can only be explained by NTBs.
Inverted duty structures in FTAs not good: ACMA
Automotive Component Manufacturer Association of India (ACMA) Wednesday urged the government to look into the inverted duty structures in free trade agreements (FTAs) which it intends to sign.
Korean ambassador to talk free trade with Ford, Chrysler
The South Korean ambassador to the United States will meet with top executives at Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC on Wednesday during a day-long visit to Detroit to discuss a contentious free trade agreement.
Kirk: Korea-US FTA Renegotiations Will Only Focus on Beef and Auto
United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk says it is unlikely that other clauses will be included when bilateral talks are held to address Washington’s concerns on beef and auto regarding the Korea-US free trade agreement.
Carmakers and trade deals: One-way street
In the next few months European Union governments will have to decide whether to ratify a free-trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea that is described by the EU’s external-trade directorate as “one of the most ambitious and complete deals” it has ever signed.
Auto workers slam DTI on JPEPA auto tariff talks delay
A group of 75,000 automotive industry workers has slammed the Philippines Department of Trade and Industry for lack of earnest efforts to negotiate a delay in the tariff elimination of imported vehicles under the signed Japan Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).
Jpepa tariff lifting worries auto workers
The “horrors” of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (Jpepa) continue to haunt the country.
RP: no tariff lifting sans investment
The Philippines is likely to suspend its tariff-elimination commitments for Japanese vehicles and auto parts under the two countries’ economic partnership agreement starting in January, as the government still needs to determine if the “increased investment” that Japan promised has indeed come in already.