The Truth About Cars » TPP http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 15:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Trans-Pacific Partnership Details Released http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/trans-pacific-partnership-details-released/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/trans-pacific-partnership-details-released/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 21:10:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1212481 The full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was released Thursday by pact member New Zealand. The trade agreement will set out trade rules for multiple industries — including automotive manufacturing and the import/export of those vehicles — for its member states. TPP, an expansion of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement, includes members Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States […]

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The full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was released Thursday by pact member New Zealand. The trade agreement will set out trade rules for multiple industries — including automotive manufacturing and the import/export of those vehicles — for its member states. TPP, an expansion of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement, includes members Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States […]

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Union Leader Blasts Obama on Pacific Trade Talks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/union-leader-blasts-obama-pacific-trade-talks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/union-leader-blasts-obama-pacific-trade-talks/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1153377 The head of the AFL-CIO in the United States is criticizing the current presidential administration for its pursuit of a trade zone in the Pacific that could open up Asian markets to America and vice versa, the Detroit News is reporting. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wrote the administration a letter saying that a free-trade agreement with […]

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The head of the AFL-CIO in the United States is criticizing the current presidential administration for its pursuit of a trade zone in the Pacific that could open up Asian markets to America and vice versa, the Detroit News is reporting. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wrote the administration a letter saying that a free-trade agreement with […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Fears Hover Over Detroit Three http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/trans-pacific-partnership-fears-hover-detroit-three/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/trans-pacific-partnership-fears-hover-detroit-three/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1055241 The Detroit Three are among those expressing concern over the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement, specifically what it would do to the industry. Last week, both houses of Congress approved President Barack Obama’s request for an up-or-down vote to fast-track the free-trade agreement involving 12 nations and affecting 40 percent of the global economy, The Detroit […]

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The Detroit Three are among those expressing concern over the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement, specifically what it would do to the industry. Last week, both houses of Congress approved President Barack Obama’s request for an up-or-down vote to fast-track the free-trade agreement involving 12 nations and affecting 40 percent of the global economy, The Detroit […]

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A Game Of Chicken Tax: Detroit Drops Pretenses, Wants To Keep Japan Out For As Long As Possible http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/a-game-of-chicken-tax-detroit-drops-pretenses-wants-to-keep-japan-out-for-as-long-as-possible/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/a-game-of-chicken-tax-detroit-drops-pretenses-wants-to-keep-japan-out-for-as-long-as-possible/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 12:47:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494450 Detroit is finally dropping the mask and says what it really wants in U.S. / Japanese trade relations. It wants to keep existing barriers that frustrate importation of Japanese cars, and that, for all intents and purposes, prevent importation of  Japanese trucks. For the next generation, Detroit wants to be in your pocket without outside […]

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Detroit is finally dropping the mask and says what it really wants in U.S. / Japanese trade relations. It wants to keep existing barriers that frustrate importation of Japanese cars, and that, for all intents and purposes, prevent importation of  Japanese trucks. For the next generation, Detroit wants to be in your pocket without outside […]

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And Now, Japanese Trade Talks Sans The Silly Propaganda http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/and-now-japanese-trade-talks-sans-the-sillly-propaganda/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/and-now-japanese-trade-talks-sans-the-sillly-propaganda/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:08:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485059 Now that the U.S. and Japan have agreed on a watered-down version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations (America will keep its beloved chicken tax for at least another decade, Japan will protect its rice farmers from the evils of cheap American rice,) negotiations between  the EU and Japan about a trade pact are getting […]

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Now that the U.S. and Japan have agreed on a watered-down version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations (America will keep its beloved chicken tax for at least another decade, Japan will protect its rice farmers from the evils of cheap American rice,) negotiations between  the EU and Japan about a trade pact are getting […]

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Protecting Rice And Chicken Tax, Japan And U.S. Agree On TPP Talks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/protecting-rice-and-chicken-tax-japan-and-u-s-agree-on-tpp-talks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/protecting-rice-and-chicken-tax-japan-and-u-s-agree-on-tpp-talks/#comments Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:08:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484557 “Japan effectively sealed its participation in Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations Friday after reaching an agreement with the U.S. over its entry into the talks for the emerging regional free trade pact,” says The Nikkei [sub] . Detroit’s auto makers were violently opposed to Japan’s accession. In the deal, they did not receive what they loudly […]

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“Japan effectively sealed its participation in Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations Friday after reaching an agreement with the U.S. over its entry into the talks for the emerging regional free trade pact,” says The Nikkei [sub] . Detroit’s auto makers were violently opposed to Japan’s accession. In the deal, they did not receive what they loudly […]

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400,000 New Jobs Or 90,000 Unemployed? A Tale Of Two Free Trade Agreements http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/400000-new-jobs-or-90000-unemployed-a-tale-of-two-free-trade-agreements/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/400000-new-jobs-or-90000-unemployed-a-tale-of-two-free-trade-agreements/#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:44:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468441 In Europe, EU commissioners received the green light to start negotiations for an EU-Japan free trade agreement (FTA), despite the complaints of the auto industry, notably the one in Italy, and PSA in France, Reuters reports. Japan is the EU’s third-largest trading partner after the United States and China, and the architects of the FTA […]

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In Europe, EU commissioners received the green light to start negotiations for an EU-Japan free trade agreement (FTA), despite the complaints of the auto industry, notably the one in Italy, and PSA in France, Reuters reports. Japan is the EU’s third-largest trading partner after the United States and China, and the architects of the FTA […]

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Mazda Says Sayonara To Flat Rock, Good Riddance To Ford http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/mazda-says-sayonara-to-flat-rock-good-riddance-to-ford/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/mazda-says-sayonara-to-flat-rock-good-riddance-to-ford/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:36:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457784 Today, the last Mazda6 will “roll off the assembly line in Flat Rock today as the Japanese automaker hands the keys to the plant back to its one-time parent, Ford Motor Co.,” says the Detroit News. It is part of a sad and messy affair that makes Ford look stupid and vindictive. The AutoAlliance International […]

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Today, the last Mazda6 will “roll off the assembly line in Flat Rock today as the Japanese automaker hands the keys to the plant back to its one-time parent, Ford Motor Co.,” says the Detroit News. It is part of a sad and messy affair that makes Ford look stupid and vindictive. The AutoAlliance International […]

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Ford Demands Ultimate Sacrifice From Japan: Kill Some Car Factories, Then We Talk http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/ford-demands-ultimate-sacrifice-from-japan-kill-some-car-factories-then-we-talk/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/ford-demands-ultimate-sacrifice-from-japan-kill-some-car-factories-then-we-talk/#comments Sat, 05 May 2012 14:04:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442931 Imagine what happened if the representative of a large Japanese or Chinese car company would demand that America should close some car factories before easier access to foreign markets would be contemplated. All hell would break loose, and the Seventh Fleet would steam in the direction of the loose cannon – if it is not […]

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Imagine what happened if the representative of a large Japanese or Chinese car company would demand that America should close some car factories before easier access to foreign markets would be contemplated. All hell would break loose, and the Seventh Fleet would steam in the direction of the loose cannon – if it is not […]

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Detroit: Never Mind, Let The Japanese Have Their Kei Cars. We Want Vietnam And Malaysia In The TPP http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/detroit-never-mind-let-the-japanese-have-their-kei-cars-we-want-vietnam-and-malaysia-in-the-tpp/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/detroit-never-mind-let-the-japanese-have-their-kei-cars-we-want-vietnam-and-malaysia-in-the-tpp/#comments Sat, 04 Feb 2012 19:26:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429515 This just in: “The U.S. auto industry has dropped a demand for Japan to abolish rules related to minivehicles ahead of upcoming talks between the two sides over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade zone,” The Nikkei [sub] writes after reading this story. Detroit made the generous concession to let Japan have its kei cars […]

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This just in: “The U.S. auto industry has dropped a demand for Japan to abolish rules related to minivehicles ahead of upcoming talks between the two sides over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade zone,” The Nikkei [sub] writes after reading this story. Detroit made the generous concession to let Japan have its kei cars […]

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While American Automakers Want Japan To Abandon Kei Cars, Matt Blunt Won’t Release The Documents, Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/while-american-automakers-want-japan-to-abandon-kei-cars-matt-blunt-wont-release-the-documents-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/while-american-automakers-want-japan-to-abandon-kei-cars-matt-blunt-wont-release-the-documents-again/#comments Sat, 04 Feb 2012 16:07:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429456 For a long time, Japan’s automakers had pressured their government to enter free trade talks with Europe and the U.S. The Japanese government had dragged its heels, putting the interest of ageing farmers first. With a trade agreement, Japan would be a ripe market for American rice farmers and cattle breeders, and I would finally […]

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For a long time, Japan’s automakers had pressured their government to enter free trade talks with Europe and the U.S. The Japanese government had dragged its heels, putting the interest of ageing farmers first. With a trade agreement, Japan would be a ripe market for American rice farmers and cattle breeders, and I would finally […]

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Lies, Damn Lies, And The Closed Japanese Car Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/lies-damn-lies-and-the-closed-japanese-car-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/lies-damn-lies-and-the-closed-japanese-car-market/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:14:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=418396 The Japanese car market is anything but closed, Toshiyuki Shiga, chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said yesterday. Vis-a-vis The Nikkei [sub], Shiga basically repeated what we had said all along, and he used the same line of reasoning that doesn’t seem to register with some blockheaded parties: “Import duties are zero, and there […]

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The Japanese car market is anything but closed, Toshiyuki Shiga, chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said yesterday. Vis-a-vis The Nikkei [sub], Shiga basically repeated what we had said all along, and he used the same line of reasoning that doesn’t seem to register with some blockheaded parties: “Import duties are zero, and there […]

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