Articles about Car Importation

The game-changer we’ve been waiting for?
Earlier this month, Republic Act no. 11697 finally lapsed into law without President Rodrigo Duterte's signature. Better known as the country's Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act, it's being heralded by its proponents as a possible game-changer in the
Another one
Toyota, the world's number one Japanese car brand, has announced a suspension of its manufacturing and import operations in Russia-that's a total of 168 retail locations and a production plant in St. Petersburg that's responsible for domestic RAV4
It’s a shame what happened to those vehicles
And that's that. The Felicity Ace, the ship that caught fire late last month while transporting Volkswagen Group vehicles to the US, has finally sunk.According to a new report by the New York Times, the cargo ship sank a little
Could more brands follow?
Russian motorsport fans aren't the only ones going to be left disappointed following international backlash to the country's invasion of Ukraine. Domestic car buyers who were hoping to buy a Volvo are now affected, too.In a statement sent to
Some good news
The blaze onboard the Felicity Ace-a cargo ship carrying thousands of Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi vehicles being transported from Europe to the US-has finally become manageable.According to a report by Reuters, port officials have confirmed that the cargo ship
These blazes are a little tricky to put out
Remember when a cargo ship full of Volkswagens and Porsches caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean? Yeah, apparently that blaze is still ongoing.According to a recent report by Reuters, authorities are having a difficult time extinguishing the fire onboard the Felicity
Check out the newly inaugurated Batangas Vehicle Center
Toyota Motor Philippines' (TMP) Batangas hub, which was originally targeted for completion by the end of the year, has now officially been inaugurated.Dubbed as TMP's Batangas Vehicle Center (BVC), the new facility aims to bolster the carmaker's importation activities
Were you planning to buy one?
Ford Philippines is the latest local car manufacturer to raise prices because of the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) new car-import safeguard duties.Only the Ford Ranger and Territory are affected by this move-a handful of variants for
“The auto industry is a key driver of economic activity”
Aside from reaffirming its commitment to local automotive production as one of only two carmakers to retain manufacturing facilities in the country, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is also strengthening its importation activities with the planned opening of its Batangas Vehicle Logistics Hub
The new ruling will ease vehicle imports and exports in the region
The Philippine automobile industry is embracing a landmark agreement by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that eases testing regulations on automotive products in the region.In a statement released to Esquire Philippines, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers Association
A Bureau of Customs story
NOTE: This piece was originally published by The Manila Times on February 26, 2008. The author is resharing it here in light of the recent developments at the Bureau of Customs.Call it serendipitous or divine, but I found myself washing down
With a release document now required for every unit
The Bureau of Internal Revenue has reportedly made importing a premium vehicle harder for local distributors since the agency is now asking them to secure a release authority for each unit that they\'ll be bringing into the country.According to BusinessWorld,
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