European automakers fight proposed EU-Japan trade deal


European automakers (VLKAY, BAMXY, PEUGF, DDAIF, RNSDF) think a proposed trade deal between the EU and Japan gives too many advantages to Japanese automakers (NSANY, TM, HMC, MZDAY, SZKMY, FUJHY, MMTOF)

Trade deals in the past have given the group from Japan leverage to significantly boost imports to Europe. This time around the European companies want to rework the terms up front.

"If we’re now talking about opening up import duties for Japan, put a helmet on," said Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said earlier this year on the issue.

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  • rwbrown.bvf@gmail.com
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    When I was in Munich in 2005 to take delivery of a BMW 330, I was shocked to

     

    see, not Japanese cars (There seemed to be very few there at that time), but

     

    HYUNDAIS! Even rode from the airport in a Hyundai (diesel) piece of crap taxi.

     

    How is this even possible? Do the Koreans have an inside deal or what?

     

    The Europeans have the same trouble trading with Japan (most likely China, too)

     

    as we do here in the US. What the Asians see as "free trade" means they can

     

    have unlimited access to your market, while still using every trick in the book

     

    to exclude you from theirs. From what I've seen of FIAT, they need all the

     

    help they can get, even without the Japanese threat. Has anyone seen the

     

    new Chrysler 200? Looks like they tried to copy all their competitors at the

     

    same time, and ended up looking pretty strange. Also, if you get a 4cyl, it's

     

    a transverse engine FIAT; if you get a V6, it's the longitudinal arrangement

     

    of the Pentastar V6.
    10 May 2014, 01:37 AM Reply Like
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