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China's Tuning Trends: Ford Focus Big in Southwest, European Vehicles Popular in the North

Tuner shops in China are looking for imported performance-enhancing accessories such as suspensions, turbochargers, intake valves and brakes. Shock absorbers, body kits and wheels are the top three modifications at his shop, which works on primarily Japanese models, said Zhang Yu, owner of a Beijing Tuning Shop.

Indonesia Imposes New Labeling Requirements for Auto Parts

The Indonesian government will soon require labels in the Indonesian language to be affixed to a range of products, including auto parts, as of September 1, 2010.

Last-Chance Opportunities to Exhibit at Leading German Auto Show

There are still a few booths available in the Accessories & Tuning sector at the upcoming Automechanika show taking place September 14–19, in Frankfurt, Germany.

Are You Making Products for the Japanese and Korean Cars on China's Roads?

With all the news about Chinese workers striking against Honda suppliers, you probably know that Honda-brand cars are on the road in China. What you might not know is that non-Chinese Asian brands accounted for 25% of the light-vehicle market in China in 2009.

Commerce Department Reports on Modification Trends in Monterrey, Mexico

Enthusiasts in Monterrey, Mexico, are customizing a wide variety of vehicles, including U.S., German and Japanese cars and light trucks.

Youth of Chinese Enthusiasts Is Good News for Foreign Automotive Brands

The short history of China’s automotive modification industry gives foreign brands a leg up on local competitors, said Liu Qingfeng, owner of a business-to-business website selling imported products. He is optimistic about the future for foreign brands in China, especially those that are technology-driven.

Lock in Lowest Rates for SEMA CIAPE China Business Development Conference—Deadline Tomorrow!

Don't wait to register for this unique opportunity to tap into China's enthusiast markets. Rates increase 25% after Friday!

SEMA Members to Discover Growth and Condition of Potential Markets

Light-vehicle sales in China rose 53% in the first five months of the year to nearly 7.2 million units, according to J.D. Power and Associates. It’s hard to ignore that kind of momentum. Some SEMA members aren’t. They are headed to Beijing in late September for the SEMA-CIAPE Business Development Conference. Many see it as a good opportunity to learn more about the China market.

Wade Kawasaki, Merritt Blakeslee Share Insight on Developing a Robust IPR Strategy in China

Wade Kawasaki, president of Exports International, longtime SEMA member and former member of the SEMA Board of Directors, will explore the correlation between selling in the Chinese market and intellectual property violations. Kawasaki will join IPR guru Merritt R. Blakeslee of the Blakeslee Law Firm on July 8, to help SEMA members learn about best practices in protecting their intellectual property assets.

Sign Up by July 1 to Get Your Share of the Wide-Open Market for Jeep Parts in China

SEMA members who produce accessories for Jeep-brand vehicles take notice: China is awash in Jeeps, and Jeep owners are some of China’s most enthusiastic off-roaders. They are looking for imported brands when it comes to modifying their off-road machines.
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