Bloomberg reported that China is going to lower levy on import passenger cars from the current 25% to 15%. That’s seen as Chinese President Xi Jinping putting his word into actions. Xi has already reiterated the initiative at the Boao Forum back in April.
As in 2017, the total sales of automobiles in China added up to 28.9m. Only 1.22m, or 4.2%, are imported. The lowering of tariff is seen as a strong boost to European vehicle makers and less so the US ones.
For domestic car makers, the levy cut to 15% is the better case scenario in the rumored range of 10-15%.