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Russia may resort to protective measures

Vedomosti – Russian Prime Minister: Dmitri Medvedev has revealed plans to resort to several protective measures in automotive, ship construction and aviation industries, in case USA and EU continue with the

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The shift to Euro-5 has been postponed for a year in Russia

RBK – The Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce has extended the time limit given to car manufacturers for the shift to Euro-5 standards for another year. Accordingly, the manufacturers

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Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce is planning to revive the Automobile Renewal Programme

RBK – The Russian Minister of Industry and Commerce: Denis Manturov has announced plans to revive the renewal plans for shipping and aviation sectors, as well as the automotive sector, in

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Russian commercial vehicle manufacturers are on the brink of a crisis

Vedomosti – This year, the Russian light commercial vehicle market may shrink down to the “crisis year” levels of 2009. During the first six months of 2014, the LCV sales have

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Mercedes-Benz and FIAT Chrysler may lose their rights to participate in government procurement tenders

Gazeta.ru – Mercedes-Benz and FIAT Chrysler may lose their rights to participate in procurement tenders, organised by the Russian government. According to a new decree prepared by the government, however not

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Alexei Rakhmanov has left the automotive scene

Kommersant – As reported by Kommersant, one of the leading figures in Russian automotive: Alexei Rakhmanov will not be taking part in the automobile industry anymore. The Vice Minister in charge

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The European Union has complained to WTO about the tariffs implemented on LCVs by Russia

RBK – The European Union has complained to the World Trade Organisation about the customs tariffs implemented by Russia, on the light commercial vehicles imported from Germany and Italy. Currently, tariff

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Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce: “No automobile credit programme will be promoted this year”

Vedomosti – The Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce will not start an induced automobile credit programme this year. The Minister: Manturov has stated that the sales figures for the first

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Support for local manufacturers of gas-fuelled vehicles from the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Autostat – Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce is planning to increase the government support for local bus and truck producers, manufacturing gas-fuelled vehicles to be used in municipal services. Minister:

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Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce: “The localisation rate will reach 75% before 2018”

RusAutoNews.Com – During his speech at the conference: “The Future of Russian Automotive”, Alexander Morozov, the manager of Transport Vehicles and Special Purpose Machinery Industry Department at Ministry of Industry and