Could the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Make Importing Pickups Easier?


BestRide | Nov 10, 2015

One of the hotly debated topics right now is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. This trade deal could pave the way to import Europe’s metric-ton trucks (Toyota Hilux, Global Ford Ranger) and other vehicles into the U.S., and export U.S. built vehicles by eliminating the 25 percent tariff on such products known as the Chicken Tax. However, a little talked about, yet sizable obstacle remains – crash and safety standards. Will these standards ever align globally? A recent study took a closer look at U.S. and European standards with surprising results.

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