Posts Tagged ‘News’

Tianjin, China’s Automobile Imports Increase

April 9, 2008

Xinhuanet reported that, in January and February 2008, 25,400 automobiles have been imported through Tianjin Port, worth 890 million US dollars. China Customs statistics reveal that imports in these two months increased 1.2 times and 1.3 times, respectively, over the same period last year.

Tianjin Port’s automobile import growth is a result of the gradual implementation of the national automobile import policy. In recent years, the Chinese government has promulgated policies related to automobile imports, including import license registration, Administration of Automobile Brand Sales Implementing Procedures, Landed Duty Paid, automobile consumption tax adjustments and tariff adjustments. Along with these implemented policies, policies related to car imports are being implemented, car import policies are stabilizing, and the number of imported cars are growing; new automotive administration procedures will be implemented, according to the Tianjin Customs District.

Source: People’s Daily Online

Japanese Exporters may want to see what is happening over in your neighbor’s land. China has been increasing its consumption at huge rates and more Chinese will be looking for affordable cars soon.

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March 3, 2008

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1,000 Hits and Counting

February 27, 2008

A little celebration of hitting a century of visits (not including my own) after being open for a little over 3 months. Starting on November 19th,  20 posts later, and an current average of over 100 visitors a week recently, this blog is taking to new heights. So far this February we’ve seen 600 visitors so you can get a picture how much things are accelerating.

Props to WordPress crew though. It an amazing blog system that gets you widely syndicated very quickly. I make a post a within an hour it’s on first or second page of Google search for that topic.

I look forward to seeing how we do this next Quarter. I’ve got more news sources set up so readers look for more to come. And as always, visit our sister sites if you’re looking for more information on importing used Japanese cars:

The Website – Japan-Used-Car-Exporting.info/Import/ -and-
The Forum – JCarsNow.com/JDM/

New Year for Russia, New Rules for Importers

February 19, 2008

Latest news from Russia is starting this year, individual importers will be limited 1 car. Now what does that mean?

Very simple. People can’t import more than 1 whole car as a personal import. Importer businesses can continue on no problem, and for the individuals, you’ll have to resort to (but not recommended) importing parts which basically means cars split in half.

So at the moment, importing should see much of a big hit, but if other rules change, things can tighten. And for those not watching the news, Russia will be getting a new president this year so things might change a little.

Back from Holidays – News on Bulgaria and Kenya

February 18, 2008

Hi readers, I just got back on the weekend from holiday/vacation last week. Reading my mail and RSS feeds seems that there hasn’t been too much going on while I was gone.

There are claims that Kenya might be hit in its imports due to the [big] political changes happening, resulting in possible tighter controls. On the other hand, Bulgaria’s used car import figures have increased, but in my opinion, that looks like a short term jump. The demographics just won’t be able to sustain to much imports. (Bulgaria has a small rich class, and the rest are of a quite poor class)

Other than that, check back later this week for more info coming up. And as always, if you got questions on importing, check out:

The Website – Japan-Used-Car-Exporting.info/Import/ -and-
The Forum – JCarsNow.com/JDM/