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Brazil Establishes New Mandatory Requirements for Imported Motor Vehicles

12 July 2018

Brazil recently implemented new mandatory requirements for the importation and sale of new motor vehicles classified in headings 8701 through 8706, as well as a new import regime for automotive parts ...Read More

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Brazil Suspends Conformity Assessment requirements for Motorcycle Components

6 July 2018

Brazil’s National Institute of Technology, Normalisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has suspended, at least for the time being, the entry into force of the conformity assessment requirements of ...Read More

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Mexico Adopts New Requirements for Motorcycle Helmets, Proposes Standards for Cookware and Speed Limit Measuring Devices

22 June 2018

Mexico has adopted new mandatory safety, test method and labelling requirements for motorcycle helmets. Under the new standard (PROY-NOM-206-SCFI/SSA2-2018), motorcycle helmets sold in Mexico will hav...Read More

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Argentina Streamlines Import Process for Motor Vehicles, Bans Sale of Certain Chemicals

25 May 2018

Argentina has implemented new digital import certificate procedures for motor vehicles, trailers, semi-trailers, engine blocks, and self-propelled agricultural, road and industrial machinery that are ...Read More

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U.S. and South Korea Reach Agreement on FTA Changes

13 April 2018

The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement in principle on modifications to be made to their bi-lateral free trade agreement....Read More

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VIETNAM: Components in Imported Cars Face Mandatory Testing

1 Feb 2018

As of 1 March 2018, certain auto components imported into Vietnam will face mandatory testing to ensure they comply with the country’s quality, environmental and safety standards....Read More

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Mexico Extends Import Restrictions on Used Motor Vehicles

19 Jan 2018

Mexico’s Ministry of Economy announced on 28 December 2017 that the Mexican government has decided to extend until 31 March 2019 the current restrictions on used motor vehicle imports because the cond...Read More

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India Enacts Major Shake-up to Overseas Retail Investment Regulations

9 Nov 2017

Revised guidelines set to impact upon single-brand retailers, e-commerce operators and start-up funding requirements....Read More

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European Commission Introduces New Mandatory Car Emissions Tests

3 Nov 2017

On 31 August 2017, the European Commission announced that, as of 1 September 2017, new car models must pass a set of new and allegedly more reliable emissions tests before they can be released on Euro...Read More

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Mexico Proposes New Standards for Tyres and Fridges

29 Sept 2017

Mexico has issued separate proposals to establish new mandatory standards on (1) new radial tyres for use in motor vehicles with a gross weight not exceeding 4,536 kilogrammes (10,000 pounds), as well...Read More

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Brazil’s Special Tax on Motor Vehicles Will Likely Be Rescinded by Year’s End

29 Sept 2017

According to press reports, the Brazilian government has confirmed that the “super IPI” measure that adds 30 percentage points to the federal value-added tax (IPI) on imported light-duty and light com...Read More

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INDONESIA: UNECE Standard Set to be Adopted as National Standard for Several Automotive Parts

27 Sept 2017

The Indonesian National Standard (Standardisasi Nasional Indonesia – SNI) is set to be harmonised with the international UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) standard for several automotive parts...Read More

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Timetable for Lead Exemptions in Car Parts Nears Adoption

22 Sept 2017

Hong Kong sellers of car parts may like to know that the presence of lead in certain vehicle parts will be permitted in the EU over the next two to seven years under European Commission proposals, whi...Read More

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Court Upholds Tariff Engineering in Vehicle Classification Case

15 Sept 2017

The U.S. Court of International Trade ruled recently that Ford Transit Connect vans are properly classified as vehicles designed for the transport of persons under HTSUS 8703.23.00 (2.5 percent duty)....Read More

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While Trilogue Talks on New EU Anti-dumping Rules Continue, Fresh Investigation on Tyres Begins

25 Aug 2017

On 11 August 2017, the European Commission initiated a new anti-dumping investigation on imports of new and retreaded tyres for buses or lorries originating in mainland China, currently classified und...Read More

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Colombia Provides Duty-Free Treatment to Electric Cars

21 July 2017

Colombia has established tariff-rate quotas of 1,500 units during calendar years 2017 through 2019, 2,300 units during calendar years 2020 through 2022, and 3,000 units during calendar years 2023 thro...Read More

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Canada Amends Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations

26 May 2017

The Canadian government has amended schedule IV of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations by revising three Canada motor vehicle safety standards, thereby allowing motor vehicle manufacturers to meet ei...Read More

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Brazil to Require All Light-Duty Motor Vehicles to Include Efficiency, Emissions Information

12 May 2017

The Brazilian government recently launched the ninth phase of the Brazilian Motor Vehicle Labelling Programme (PBEV), which will require all light-duty motor vehicles sold domestically to include info...Read More

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First-Ever Energy Star Specification Issued for Electric Vehicle Chargers

17 March 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalised its first-ever Energy Star specification for electric vehicle chargers. Approximately 114,000 electric vehicles were sold in the United States in...Read More

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Mexico Provides Duty-Free Treatment to Certain Electric Vehicles

17 Feb 2017

Mexico has provided duty-free treatment to certain electric motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons as well as certain electric motor vehicles for the transport of goods class...Read More

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