The Truth About Cars » Free Trade Agreements http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 22:06:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Chicken Tax Ready For The Fryer, Hilux Et Al Not Ready For US Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/chicken-tax-ready-for-the-fryer-hilux-et-al-not-ready-for-us-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/chicken-tax-ready-for-the-fryer-hilux-et-al-not-ready-for-us-market/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1101561 As key free trade agreements near signing, the chicken tax may soon become a bucket of Kentucky fried goodness. Just don’t hold your breath for a Hilux. The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreements would dismantle the 25 percent tariff on light-duty trucks like the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok, […]

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As key free trade agreements near signing, the chicken tax may soon become a bucket of Kentucky fried goodness. Just don’t hold your breath for a Hilux. The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreements would dismantle the 25 percent tariff on light-duty trucks like the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok, […]

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Automakers Rage Against UK’s Possible ‘Brexit’ From EU http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/automakers-rage-against-uks-possible-brexit-from-eu/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/automakers-rage-against-uks-possible-brexit-from-eu/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 16:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1078034 A handful of European automakers are lashing out against the prospect of the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” from the European Union via referendum in 2017. Ford Europe, Renault-Nissan and BMW have made it known there would be serious ramifications for the European auto industry and the U.K.’s role in it if the nation left the E.U. […]

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A handful of European automakers are lashing out against the prospect of the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” from the European Union via referendum in 2017. Ford Europe, Renault-Nissan and BMW have made it known there would be serious ramifications for the European auto industry and the U.K.’s role in it if the nation left the E.U. […]

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Mazda’s Entire Line ‘Up For Discussion’ In Future Salamanca Expansion Plans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/mazdas-entire-line-discussion-future-salamanca-expansion-plans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/mazdas-entire-line-discussion-future-salamanca-expansion-plans/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1002818 Sometime in the future, your next Mazda6 could be assembled and shipped to the showroom from Mazda’s factory in Salamanca, Mexico. According to Automotive News, Mazda North American Operations CEO Jim O’Sullivan says that when it comes time to add more vehicles to the Salamanca production line, the entire collection would be up for discussion: […]

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Sometime in the future, your next Mazda6 could be assembled and shipped to the showroom from Mazda’s factory in Salamanca, Mexico. According to Automotive News, Mazda North American Operations CEO Jim O’Sullivan says that when it comes time to add more vehicles to the Salamanca production line, the entire collection would be up for discussion: […]

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German Automakers Rally In Support of US-EU Trade Agreement http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/german-automakers-rally-support-us-eu-trade-agreement/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/german-automakers-rally-support-us-eu-trade-agreement/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=989578 Leaders from Germany’s automotive sector held a rally Wednesday in Berlin to lend support to a transatlantic trade agreement heavily facing opposition. Automotive News reports the agreement between the European Union and the United States, which is supported by the likes of Daimler AG’s Dieter Zetsche, Volkswagen AG’s Martin Winterkorn, and even Germany’s chancellor Angela […]

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Leaders from Germany’s automotive sector held a rally Wednesday in Berlin to lend support to a transatlantic trade agreement heavily facing opposition. Automotive News reports the agreement between the European Union and the United States, which is supported by the likes of Daimler AG’s Dieter Zetsche, Volkswagen AG’s Martin Winterkorn, and even Germany’s chancellor Angela […]

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US-Korea Free Trade Agreement Results Darken Trans-Pacific Partnership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/us-korea-free-trade-agreement-results-darken-trans-pacific-partnership/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/us-korea-free-trade-agreement-results-darken-trans-pacific-partnership/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=881026 Two years after the Obama administration heralded its free trade deal between the United States and South Korea, the latter’s market remains relatively closed to the former’s exports. The Detroit News reports U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, chairing her first Finance Committee subcommittee on international trade, proclaimed the free trade agreement fell short of […]

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Two years after the Obama administration heralded its free trade deal between the United States and South Korea, the latter’s market remains relatively closed to the former’s exports. The Detroit News reports U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, chairing her first Finance Committee subcommittee on international trade, proclaimed the free trade agreement fell short of […]

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Japanese Automakers Find New Export Base, Opportunity In Mexico http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/japanese-automakers-find-new-export-base-opportunity-in-mexico/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/japanese-automakers-find-new-export-base-opportunity-in-mexico/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:45:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=769626 Within four months of each other, Honda, Mazda and Nissan have opened new factories in Mexico, taking advantage of the opportunities within the nation’s automotive industry to grow a new export base into the United States, Latin America and Europe while also gaining ground in the rapidly expanding local market, all in direct challenge to […]

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Within four months of each other, Honda, Mazda and Nissan have opened new factories in Mexico, taking advantage of the opportunities within the nation’s automotive industry to grow a new export base into the United States, Latin America and Europe while also gaining ground in the rapidly expanding local market, all in direct challenge to […]

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Toyota Australia Engine Plant Moving To Thailand After 2017 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/toyota-australia-engine-plant-moving-to-thailand-after-2017/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/toyota-australia-engine-plant-moving-to-thailand-after-2017/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:30:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=751065 Sources close to Toyota say the engine plant in Altona, Australia will likely be relocated to Siam Toyota Manufacturing in Thailand once the automaker ceases Australian manufacturing operations in 2017. GoAuto reports that while the company hasn’t officially announced what will happen to the $331 million AUD engine plant thus far, executives inside Toyota Australia […]

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Sources close to Toyota say the engine plant in Altona, Australia will likely be relocated to Siam Toyota Manufacturing in Thailand once the automaker ceases Australian manufacturing operations in 2017. GoAuto reports that while the company hasn’t officially announced what will happen to the $331 million AUD engine plant thus far, executives inside Toyota Australia […]

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Canadian Automakers Make Last Minute Lobbying Effort to Delay Korean Trade Deal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/canadian-automakers-make-last-minute-lobbying-effort-to-delay-korean-trade-deal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/canadian-automakers-make-last-minute-lobbying-effort-to-delay-korean-trade-deal/#comments Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:20:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=702130 Companies building cars in Canada are lobbying at the last minute to, kill an “imminent” free trade deal between Canada and South Korea that the automakers say would damage the Canadian auto industry and the greater Canadian economy. Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd. president and chief executive, Dianne Craig, said on Thursday that the […]

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Companies building cars in Canada are lobbying at the last minute to, kill an “imminent” free trade deal between Canada and South Korea that the automakers say would damage the Canadian auto industry and the greater Canadian economy. Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd. president and chief executive, Dianne Craig, said on Thursday that the […]

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America’s Hot Export Article: “Import” Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/americas-hot-export-article-import-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/americas-hot-export-article-import-cars/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:11:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469473   Many people don’t realize that most of the “import” cars bought and sold in America no longer roll off a boat, but off an assembly line somewhere in the American heartland. Or at least in the North American heartland. It comes as an even bigger surprise that these cars are one of America’s most […]

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  Many people don’t realize that most of the “import” cars bought and sold in America no longer roll off a boat, but off an assembly line somewhere in the American heartland. Or at least in the North American heartland. It comes as an even bigger surprise that these cars are one of America’s most […]

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Protectionism Kills Jobs. As Demonstrated In Chattanooga http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/protectionism-kills-jobs-as-demonstrated-in-chattanooga/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/protectionism-kills-jobs-as-demonstrated-in-chattanooga/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:06:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464698 There is a shiny new car factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. People enjoy working at this Volkswagen factory. The factory is airy, there is a lot of space inside and outside the factory for expansion. However, it will be a while until it will make more than the Passat. The people in Tennessee had hopes for […]

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There is a shiny new car factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. People enjoy working at this Volkswagen factory. The factory is airy, there is a lot of space inside and outside the factory for expansion. However, it will be a while until it will make more than the Passat. The people in Tennessee had hopes for […]

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