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Trade Dispute Affects Ford Motor Company

24. May 2018

The current trade dispute between the United States and China have had a strong impact on imports of products into China. China has increased customs controls on the import of American products, which have led to significant delays. These restrictions have impacted the US automotive industry, especially the brand Lincoln.

Ford was asked to carry out additional tests on exhaust components of the vehicles and other technical inspection. Such additional import requirements have been increasing over the past two weeks, leading to significant delays.


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Last year, Ford imported about 80,000 vehicles to China, more than half of which were from the Lincoln brand. Lincoln sold around 55,000 vehicles in China in 2017, of which 100% were imported from US production to China.

Other companies, such as General Motors, are less affected by the consequences of the trade dispute. GM states that for the year 2018 a quantity of under 1000 vehicles will be imported to China, therefore it will be affected only insignificantly by the restrictions.

A CCC certification is required for the import of vehicles to China. The China Compulsory Certification is necessary to legally import and distribute vehicles, vehicle components and service parts to China.

For more information on how CCC certification may affect your company, or for more information about CCC certification in general, the process, and the associated costs, please visit our website and our news section where you will find current updates twice a week.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details and consultation. You can contact us via e-mail, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673).
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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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