Ukraine-Russia struggle: Moscow bans exports of vehicles, auto components

Russia has determined to place a ban on exports of 200 objects, together with vehicles and auto components, in response to the sanctions imposed in opposition to it for invading Ukraine.

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HT Auto Desk

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11 Mar 2022, 08:25 AM

An image exhibits a automotive dealership of Jaguar Land Rover, British multinational car producer which produces luxurious autos and sport utility autos, in Moscow on March 10, 2022, following the corporate’s resolution to pause the supply of its vehicles in Russia. (AFP)

Russia has determined to ban exports of vehicles and auto components amongst greater than 200 merchandise after sanctions had been imposed in opposition to the nation for the continued Ukraine-Russia struggle. The battle continues to affect the auto business, not solely in Russia, however the world over. The choice will additional worsen the continued semiconductor disaster being confronted by the auto producers in coming days.

Russia ban on automotive and auto components exports will stay until the tip of this yr. Amongst objects which can be faraway from Russia’s export record are autos, telecom, medical, agricultural, electrical tools and timber. On Thursday, Moscow mentioned that it has ‚Äúsuspended the export of a number of varieties of timber and timber merchandise to states which can be endeavor hostile actions in opposition to Russia.”

“These measures are a logical response to these imposed in opposition to Russia and are geared toward guaranteeing uninterrupted functioning of key sectors of the financial system,” the Russian financial system ministry mentioned.

The transfer comes amid Russia’s menace to nationalise all property owned by western corporations which have pulled out of Russia. A number of carmakers determined to droop operations in Russia because the battle escalated final month. Carmakers like Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Normal Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz. Ford and BMW not solely suspended their operations, but additionally exporting their autos to the nation as properly.

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Stellantis, the group which owns manufacturers like Jeep, Fiat and Peugeot, has additionally joined the record on Thursday. The corporate mentioned it has suspended import and export of vehicles to Russia. Stellantis has a producing facility in Kaluga, Russia, which it owns collectively with Mitsubishi.

(Additionally learn: Russia-Ukraine struggle fallout may very well be worse than pandemic, says Volkswagen CEO)

Hyundai, one of many main overseas carmaker in Russia, not too long ago introduced that it’s trying to resume manufacturing after halting it briefly as a result of provide chain disruption. Nevertheless, if Russia’s ban on vehicles and auto components export stays, it may very well be troublesome for Hyundai to restart operations.

Amongst others, Renault too is going through the warmth of the continued struggle. The French automaker owns AvtoVaz, which manufactures Lada vehicles and can be the preferred automotive model in Russia. It has mentioned that the corporate could be on the lookout for a home provide of microchips with the intention to preserve its manufacturing working.


First Printed Date: 11 Mar 2022, 08:25 AM IST

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