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  • Avtovaz mulls supplies to China after first exports from Kazakhstan

    March 20, 2017

    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 finished vehicles have been exported from …

  • Russia considers changes in policy to boost vehicle exports

    March 20, 2017

    Russia’s government is considering amending its industrial assembly agreement with OEMs in a bid to boost exports, it has been revealed. Speaking in early March, Maxim Oreshkin, Russia’s Minister of Economic Development, said that although many finished vehicles were already exported, including to Western Europe, the government had now reached a point where it needed …

  • WTO’s trade facilitation agreement comes into force

    March 1, 2017

    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 improve transparency and predictability of trading …

  • Growing exports lead GM-Uzbekistan to consider plant in Russia

    February 14, 2017

    Uzbekistan managed to significantly expand its vehicle exports last year, the country’s Ministry of Economy has confirmed, with deliveries to Middle East and Africa markets including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Ghana, Senegal, Somalia and Nigeria. The growth in exports was wholly accounted for by GM-Uzbekistan, the joint venture between state-owned OJSC …

  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks looks to double exports from Brazil to the Arab world

    February 9, 2017

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Brazil has said it expects to more than double its exports of trucks to the Middle East and North Africa during 2017. Last year it exported 348 units to the region, consisting of 202 medium-weight Atego trucks and 146 light and medium-weight Accelo trucks. In 2016, the majority of these went to …

  • EU and Mexico to accelerate trade talks

    February 1, 2017

    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 the economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, said: “Together, we are witnessing …

  • Patimban port set to boost Indonesian finished vehicle exports

    January 31, 2017

    The Indonesian government is hoping that a new deep sea port at Patimban, in West Java, will absorb part of the finished vehicle traffic that the existing facility at Tanjung Priok, the country’s largest port (pictured), is struggling to cope with. Thomas Lembong, chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), said: “Patimban Port is expected to …

  • For UK carmakers, ‘Global Britain’ may not be enough

    January 26, 2017

    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 China, after it leaves the European customs union. However, the group warned that such deals might …

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

    January 26, 2017

    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 row, according to UK automotive trade body, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). However, following years of high investment in plants, new models and across the supply chain, spending …

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

    January 26, 2017

    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 the UK vote to leave …