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ECOCRIME



BY KEITH NUTHALL
ENVIRONMENTAL crimes are in many ways the most damaging of offences, given that they can harm millions of people, whether through damaging the ozone layer, increasing pollution levels or damaging biodiversity. The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, (UNICRI), has published a study on this modern scourge.…

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TRANSPORT REPORT



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE EXPENSIVE programmes and legislative initiatives made by the European Union to boost rail, shipping and combined transport, while shrinking the road transport sector, appear to be failing, according to a report TERM 2001, from the European Environment Agency.…

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TORONTO BIODIESEL



BY MONICA DOBIE, in Montreal
THE TORONTO Hydro-Electric System has launched a large-scale test of vegetable-based bio-diesel fuel in its fleet of more than one hundred cars, trucks and vans as a first step to converting to 100 per cent vegetable-based fuel.…

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CHINA WTO



BY KEITH NUTHALL
BRITISH and other developed country exporters will be able to take advantage of lower tariffs and abolished restrictive import quotas in the vast markets of China in future, because of the long awaited decision to admit the planet’s fifth largest trading nation to the World Trade Organisation.…

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CHINA WTO LATEST



BY KEITH NUTHALL
FURTHER details have been revealed about the concessions that have been made by China in its successful bid to secure membership of the World Trade Organisation.

According to an EU briefing paper, China has promised to remove all of its import quotas for industrial goods, which restrict the amount of cargo that can be imported, by 2005.…

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CHINA WTO



Keith Nuthall
FURTHER details have emerged about the effect on the international automobile industry of China’s recently approved membership of the World Trade Organisation. According to an EU briefing paper obtained by just-auto.com, China has made significant steps to liberalise its auto trade, a statement that contrasts with the pessimistic tone of an earlier WTO paper, which said that tariff protection would remain high after it formally joins the trade body, probably next March.…

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PEDESTRIAN SAFETY



BY KEITH NUTHALL
A ROLLING programme of technical reforms to automobile manufacturing standards have been agreed by the European Commission with EU and Japanese carmakers, to design-out features that can harm pedestrians and cyclists and design-in elements that promote their safety.…

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SIEMANS-YAZAKI



Keith Nuthall
THE EUROPEAN Commission has cleared the creation of three joint ventures by the German company Siemens VDO Automotive AG and the Japanese company Yazaki Corporation, who want to combine their electronic electrical distribution systems operations for passenger cars. The deal would create two new companies handling the sale, programme management and development of these systems, for Siemens and Yazaki customers in Europe and the USA.…

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CAR PRICE REPORT



BY ALAN OSBORN
NEW car prices still vary significantly between the 15 European Union countries, the European Commission said today (Monday) with continuing evidence that manufacturers were engaging in restrictive practices to prevent citizens buying vehicles more cheaply in another

Member State.…

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PEDESTRIAN SAFETY



BY ALAN OSBORN
EUROPEAN and Japanese carmakers have struck an agreement with the European Commission on the voluntary introduction of measures to protect pedestrians and cyclists.

All new vehicles sold in the EU from 2003 would carry daytime running lights and anti-lock brake systems.…

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