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PRESS RELEASE: European automotive industry calls for action on South Korean market access barriers

7 November 2013 – On the eve of Friday’s EU-South Korea summit, the European automotive industry calls for more to be done to dismantle barriers to trade in South Korea.

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) and European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) have raised concerns about restricted access to the South Korean market due to previously-existing and newly-emerging non-tariff barriers.
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Worldwide Fuel Charter 2013

The Charter was first established in 1998 to increase understanding of the fuel quality needs of motor vehicle and engine technologies and to promote fuel quality harmonisation worldwide in accordance with those needs. Importantly, the Charter matches fuel specifications to the vehicle and engine specifications required to meet various customer needs around the world.
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European automotive industry welcomes progress on Digital Single Market

n the light of the recent European Commission proposal and upcoming EU Council discussions on the digital agenda, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association highlights the importance of harmonisation and agreement in this area to the transport and logistics sectors. ACEA supports the European Commission in its aim of grasping the leadership in the digital economy.

The Truck of the Future: innovative, fuel-efficient, safe

The vision presented in the 2011 White Paper on Transport Policy is the one of “a competitive and resource-efficient transport system”. Its ultimate target is to achieve a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 - a challenging target to which all modes of transport need to contribute.

For road freight, one of the measures proposed by the European Commission is to adapt the current rules covering heavy goods vehicles (the ‘weights and dimensions’ directive 96/53), so that aerodynamic improvements can be made.

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes a revision of this legislation. If the five key principles highlighted here are taken into account, this important and long-awaited proposal will represent a step in the right direction towards more innovative, more fuel-efficient and safer trucks for tomorrow.

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Please click here to see the position paper on 96/53

PRESS RELEASE: Automobile industry leaders meet President Barroso

14 June 2013 - The heads of Europe’s automobile manufacturers urged top Commission officials to foster a more supportive legislative framework for the industry.

The ACEA Board of Directors was received by José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, on the occasion of the association’s Annual General Assembly.

Accompanied by ACEA Secretary General, Ivan Hodac, they made a number of calls to Barroso on behalf of the European industry.

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