Breaking: Australia to open door to ‘new’ parallel imports; Confirms no to used

Posted on February 10th, 2016
Posted on February 10th, 2016

The Australian Government is opening the door wider to imports, with changes to their Motor Vehicle Standards Act being announced today. From 2018 consumers will be able to personally import a new car or motor Read More

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International relations: A template for change?

Posted on March 11th, 2014
Posted on March 11th, 2014

A vehicle is cleaned through a ‘DeCon’ machine In the second part of our series on the used import vehicle market, Richard Edwards looks at the system both the federal government and Productivity Commission has Read More

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International relations: The story of used imports

Posted on March 7th, 2014
Posted on March 7th, 2014

  Caption Traders inspecting used vehicles at an Auction in Japan Just weeks ago now, the Productivity Commission and federal minister for infrastructure and regional development, Warren Truss, acknowledged the option of used imports becoming Read More

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Calls for immediate end to tariffs in Toyota’s wake

Posted on February 13th, 2014
Posted on February 13th, 2014

The announcement of Toyota’s plans to end local vehicle manufacturing has lead to calls that tariffs on vehicle imports should end. Leading the charge is the Australian Automobile Association, who says the tariffs should be dropped immediately Read More

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‘Cut all assistance to auto manufacturing’ – Productivity Commission

Posted on February 3rd, 2014
Posted on February 3rd, 2014

The Federal Government should stop providing financial support to the auto manufacturing industry. The commission says: “the policy rationales for specific assistance to automotive manufacturing are weak”, and insists “the community would benefit from the Read More

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Productivity Commission backs importing used cars

Posted on February 3rd, 2014
Posted on February 3rd, 2014

The Productivity Commission is encouraging the Federal Government to remove barriers preventing the large-scale importation of used cars. The commission claims it will benefit consumers by increasing choice and lowering vehicle prices. The commission’s preliminary Read More

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80% of Australians want used import cars

Posted on February 3rd, 2014
Posted on February 3rd, 2014

Support for the removal of barriers to the importation of used vehicles has been surprisingly – and overwhelmingly – strong, in an informal poll being run by the Sydney Morning Herald. Some 59% of respondents Read More

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Used vehicle imports coming?

Posted on January 31st, 2014
Posted on January 31st, 2014

The possibility of Australia dropping barriers to widespread importing of used vehicles has been raised by the minister for infrastructure and regional development, Warren Truss, in announcing a comprehensive review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Read More

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