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Steel rules for cars stall progress on the revised Nafta agreement
US rules-of-origin demand presents new challenge for Mexico. Requirements for cars are among most complicated USMCA topics.
South Korea and Indonesia reach final agreement on free trade deal
South Korea and Indonesia on Monday wound up seven and a half years of negotiations on a free trade deal, with an agreement to remove tariffs on steel, autos and beer.
S. Korean business lobby asks for exemption from possible US auto tariffs
The chief of a major Korean business lobby said he has asked the United States to exempt South Korea from any future tariffs on autos.
EAC locks out duty-free car imports from South Africa
Players in the automobile sectors from the East African Community and the Southern African Customs Union are developing a joint policy to encourage motor vehicle manufacturing that is beneficial to both blocs.
Abe, Trump reach trade deal, Japan exempt from higher auto tariffs
Japanese Prime Minister and US President signed off on a bilateral trade agreement that cuts tariffs on farm and industrial products.
US-Japan trade deal may be delayed over car tariffs
The United States and Japan may fall short of signing a trade deal this week, as negotiators from both countries grapple with how to resolve President Trump’s threat to place tariffs on cars from Japan.
’Key demand’: EU wants Australia to dump taxes on European cars
A key demand from the EU in the negotiation of a new free trade agreement will be that Australia ditches both its 5 per cent duty on imported European cars and the luxury car tax.
ASEAN Trade Ministers persuade India to speed up talks on RCEP
Trade Ministers of Thailand and Indonesia and the Secretary-General of the 10-member ASEAN group met Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal to discuss ways to speed up the RCEP negotiations
Japan and U.S. seek compromise on car and industrial-goods tariffs in working-level talks
Japan and the United States tried to find middle ground Thursday in working-level negotiations on lifting or cutting tariffs on vehicles and other industrial goods, as they sought to hammer out a bilateral trade agreement.
Arbitration court rejects India’s plea in case against Nissan: Sources
Nissan sent a legal notice to Indian govt in 2016 claiming more than ₹5,000 crore in unpaid dues, damages at the time
Part 2 EU-Mercosur trade deal | A road to nowhere for farmers?
EU-Mercosur talks continue despite increasing concerns for farmers and the environment. Are farming interests and consumer standards being sacrificed for the benefit of the motor industry?
US trade representative heads to Japan for free trade deal discussions
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will hold talks with Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Tokyo today that will focus on a future bilateral free trade deal.
US-Japan trade talks hit pothole on auto duties
Trump’s threat to raise tariffs 25% looms over the negotiations.
Trump mulls 6-month window for EU, Japan to curb auto sales
US position would add pressure on Japan during trade talks
India-EU FTA not possible without India cutting car tariffs: EU Ambassador
The proposed India-EU free trade agreement cannot be finalised without an Indian commitment to lower import duties on cars and car parts, the EU Ambassador to India said.
Out-of-court settlement with Nissan likely, State govt. tells HC
The State government told the Madras High Court that an out-of-court settlement was likely in its long-running dispute with Japanese automaker Nissan.
NAFTA 2.0: Nothing for workers
A failure to seriously resist NAFTA 2.0’s passage into law in Canada, the US and Mexico will amount to capitulation and the acceptance of an agreement that by design, like the original NAFTA, intrinsically serves the interests of Capital.
EU trade chief says US talks will not include agriculture
The European Commission is preparing two mandates: one to cover removal of tariffs on industrial goods and another on areas of possible regulatory cooperation in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cyber security.
South Korea parliament ratifies revised US trade deal
South Korean parliament ratified a revised free-trade agreement with the US, which is praised by Trump as a “great” deal.
US companies want Japan trade deal to cover services
US businesses are seeking a comprehensive trade deal with Japan that also includes services and investments even as Tokyo tries to limit the scope of upcoming bilateral talks to goods only.