Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Plea for TTIP: Free market for car manufacturers – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Plea for TTIP: Free market for car manufacturers – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung



          Mighty advocate for the Free Trade Agreement


increase with t he massive gathering of leading German car manufacturers Manager pressure for the completion of the controversial free trade agreement with the United States TTIP. The top leadership of Daimler, BMW, Audi, Porsche and Ford and Bosch were in Berlin together in order to promote the elimination of trade barriers.


The industry drives to the increasing resistance to the FTA. “TTIP offers a unique opportunity to better integrate our markets on both sides of the Atlantic”, campaigned Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer, car tariffs to protect the domestic economy from competition are not up to date between Europe and the United States. ̶ 0;No pages must be protected against the other.” Such a massive political statement’ve never leave the auto bosses. Only on the outskirts of measuring CEOs were performed together in the past, to advocate for the promotion of electric mobility.


But the duties cost one billion euros

The auto companies argue that they can save a lot of money if because of different requirements no longer different indicators, side mirrors and low beam America and Europe would have to be produced. But the duties in the United States and the EU, according to industry association VDA add to around one billion euros a year.


More about

VDA chief Matthias Wissmann said they take seriously the fears of TTIP opponent, but share it not. The agreement would be “a source of sustainable growth and prosperity for all citizens in the US and the EU.” The heads of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, and Opel, Karl-Thomas Neumann, took scheduling reasons not participate in the meeting.


North America is the second largest market

For the carmaker North America to China is the second largest market. Also thanks to the cheap Sprits the car-demand rises there after years of crisis. More than 16 million vehicles were sold in the United States last year, an increase of almost six percent. But the German manufacturers come to almost a million vehicles sold.

ZDF Post: Free trade by TTIP


In Germany, but also in other EU countries, there are in a variety of social groups – unions over environmental and consumer protection to religious and cultural organizations – Resistance to TTIP. In the center of criticism are fears that could be undermined by the free trade agreement environmental, labor and consumer protection rights. In the automotive industry in Germany is strongly represented IG Metall also warns against undermining of participation rights.


Here you can acquire rights to this article

GM corn in Europe

New markets for American GM maize, to hope that US farmers. You see the FTA TTIP as an opportunity to open up the European market. The fear of genetically modified foods they can not understand. More

22/08/2014, 15:00 clock | Economy

Free Trade Agreement The largest free trade zone in the world

It is the common project of the European Union and the United States: a common economic space is to be created – from California to Bucharest. It would be the largest free trade zone in the world. Companies hold the Agreement to be important. But the criticism grows More

28/12/2014, 11:30 AM Clock |. Economy

Campaign against TTIP Effective obstruction

opponents of the FTA TTIP use the Internet in the battle for public opinion as a campaign machine. The consultation of the European Commission was a farce. More From Hendrik Kafsack, Brussels

01/23/2015, 15:36 clock | Politics



posting Send email

Plea for TTIP

Free market for car manufacturers

The chlorine chicken has attracted the interest on Freihhandelsabkommen TTIP. The auto industry is worried now that the resistance is too large.

An error has occurred. Please check your input

<- ========= confirmation page.! Will be loaded by JS if submission is successful === ============ ->

posting Send email

The article was sent successfully



No comments:

Post a Comment