The State Council, or China's Cabinet, is weighing proposals to reduce the levy on imported cars to 10 per cent or 15 per cent, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is not public. An announcement on the decision could be made as soon as next month, they said. The finance ministry did not respond to a fax seeking comment.
The import scene or import racing scene or tuner scene refers to the American subculture that revolves around modifying imported brand cars, especially those of Japanese brands. Car modifying has been popular among youths in the USespecially in Southern Californiasince the days of hot rods in the s and s. There is significant evidence indicating that import drag racing first started in Southern California in the mids, with modified Volkswagen BeetlesFord Populars and Austin A40 Devons : Documentation of quarter-mile passes were published in Hot Rod Magazine as early as August
Japanese used vehicle exporting is a grey market international trade involving the export of used cars and other vehicles from Japan to other markets around the world since the s. Despite the high cost of transport, the sale of used cars and other vehicles to other countries is still profitable due to the relatively low cost and good condition of the vehicles being purchased. Contributing factors to the feasibility of such export include Japan's strict motor-vehicle inspections and high depreciation which make such vehicles worth very little in Japan after six years, and strict environmental-protection regulations that make vehicle disposal very expensive in Japan.
Over the course of ten years, we've witnessed the tuning scene go through some dramatic changes. What started off as a subcultural aberration in the 70s turned into a full blown pop cultural phenomenon by the late 90s, and the last decade saw Corporate America, along with Hollywood, take notice on what was once an automotive taboo: import tuning. Thanks to the influx of non-endemic media and other factors, the tuning scene grew exponentially and thrust into the main light.
You may think that having your car washed at the local drive through car wash a few times a year is all you need to keep your vehicle looking good. But there are some items to consider, especially if you want to keep your vehicle feeling, looking and smelling new for the long term. There are going to be times when the drive through wash is just not going to give your vehicle what it really needs.
Grey import vehicles are new or used motor vehicles and motorcycles legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker's official distribution system. The synonymous term parallel import is sometimes substituted. Car makers frequently arbitrage markets, setting the price according to local market conditions so the same vehicle will have different real prices in different territories.
These days, however, imports from Japan and Europe are just as common a sight on US roads. The divide between American and import cars is actually harder to define than it used to be. They may have been designed abroad, but they're very much made in America.
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