September 30, 2011 at 8:42 pm
Mazda Import Parts China
The move underscores the trend that more international auto brands may enhance their deployment in Taiwan by taking advantage of the division of labor across Taiwan Strait. The trend may help local auto-parts firms, such as Tong Yang and Ta Yih, garner more orders from international brands. In addition, auto assemblers in Taiwan, such as Ford and Yulon, will be able to cut their production cost by using lower-cost components and parts imported from mainland China.
At present, in addition to imported finished cars, Mazda also outsources auto assembly to Ford Taiwan, which uses components and parts imported from Japan. It could not use components and parts made by Mazda factories in mainland China, due to tariff barrier.