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Thailand seeks to change FTA with China
Thailand is seeking a review of the Thailand-China free trade agreement as the 0% import duty for electric vehicles could derail the country’s plan to attract foreign manufacturers.
Ingersol plant a crown jewel for GM, but deal with Unifor challenging amid NAFTA talks
“This is one of the most productive plants in the world, and it’s losing out because they pay their workers $2 an hour in Mexico. It’s ridiculous,” Unifor president Jerry Dias said.
MERCOSUR threatens feed-in industries, vehicles: Industry Minister rules out possibility
The agreements will force global companies to exclude us from manufacturing: Masrouga
Neelam Deo on EU-India’s perplexing relationship: Trade, Europe’s hypocrisy and China concern
Former diplomat says the EU’s insistence on opening up on wine imports from France and automobile imports from Germany have held up the EU-India FTA negotiations.
An issue for upcoming NAFTA talks: Getting Mexicans a pay raise
The cost of Mexican labour will be an issue in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, participants acknowledged at an auto-industry conference, touching on one of the key sectors up for discussion.
Unifor-UAW statement on auto and the re-negotiation of NAFTA
It’s essential for auto workers in the United States and Canada to not be persuaded by those who wish to portray Mexican auto workers as the problem. Workers in every country have the right to to seek a higher standard of living.
ACEA: Automobile industry calls for balanced outcome in EU-Japan FTA
Ahead of a possible bilateral EU-Japan summit to conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) calls on negotiators to ensure a balanced outcome for the European automobile sector.
EU leans toward big concession on autoparts trade with Japan
Brussels wants Japanese farm products on the chopping board in return.
Japan, EU make final push for trade pact
Agricultural tariffs crucial as parties seek quick action on megadeal.
North American carmakers want rules of origin in NAFTA left untouched - Mexico lobby
The auto industries of the United States, Canada and Mexico agree there should be no changes to rules of origin in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mexico, looking south, sees trade deal with Argentina around year’s end
Mexico, seeking closer ties with the rest of Latin America, expects to finish negotiations on a trade deal with Argentina involving cars and agricultural products around the end of the year.
EU-Mercosur FTA - draft annex on motor vehicles and equipment and parts thereof (EU proposal, Apr 2017)
As released by the European Commission
EU suppliers push for Mercosur trade deal
The election of Donald Trump to the presidency in the U.S. and its potential impact on EU-U.S. trade talks has made the Mercosur negotiations that entered a new round this week a high priority for the European Commission.
Turkey links FTA to market access for auto sector
Turkey has linked finalisation of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with market access for Turkish auto sector in Pakistan.
Trump ups ante on Japan trade, using cars as bargaining chip
Tokyo taking cautious approach on bilateral negotiations
Japan seeks to speed up free trade talks with EU this year
The aim is to achieve such an agreement as early as possible, before 2017 ends.
Pakistan, Thailand: PAAPAM expresses concern over inclusion of auto sector in FTA
Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) expressed concerns on the government’s proposal to include the auto sector in the FTA between Pakistan and Thailand.
Asean integration at the end of 2016
The launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in December 2015 was a milestone for Asean economic integration, which is, however, an ongoing process.
Auto vendors concerned about FTA with Thailand
Auto vendors have shown their discomfort over the ongoing negotiations regarding the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Thailand.
European car distributors seek tariff concession under FTA
European car distributors are asking the government to seek tariff concession for automotive under the planned Europe-Philippines free trade agreement (FTA).