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European Parliament Votes to Allow Dual-Measurement Product Labeling

The European Parliament recently voted to allow dual measurements to be included on product labeling. The amendment indefinitely extends the use of supplementary units of measurement, such as pounds and inches. The extension eliminates a potential barrier to trade by forgoing the units of measurement directive—which mandates metric-only labeling—that was scheduled to take affect in 2010.

South African Enthusiasts Serious About Off-Roading—Here's How To Reach Them

SEMA has a new list of distributors/importers available for members online at www.sema.org/international. The list was compiled from a number of sources, including a recent survey conducted for SEMA by the U.S. Embassy in South Africa. Here are some facts and figures on the South African market:

2009 LIST OF GLOBAL CONSUMER AND TRADE SHOWS

The 2009 list of global consumer and trade shows compiled by SEMA is now available. To access a PDF of the list, click here

The database includes 75 shows in 23 countries complete with contact information and websites.   

A show missing from the list? Please e-mail stacieh@sema.org with the details.

EUROPEAN VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS LOBBY FOR AID TO COMBAT DECLINING SALES

Vehicle manufacturers assembling vehicles in Europe have been urging EU officials and national government representatives to provide them relief in the form of tax breaks and grants. German officials have already agreed to cut consumer taxes on new-car purchases. For those vehicles sold between now and August 31, 2008, that don’t meet Euro 5 standards, a six-month to one-year tax break will be awarded. The tax holiday will be extended up to two years for all cars.

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA PICKS TOP SPECIALTY-EQUIPMENT PRODUCTS

Automotive personalization continues to soar throughout the world as industry experts identify nearly 250 specialty-equipment products from the 2008 SEMA Show as winners of a SEMA Global Media Award.

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