Car maker fined $6.4m for selling China-made vehicles as Italian

A car company has been fined$ 6.4 million ( £5 million ) by the Italian government for allegedly branding vehicles made in China as being produced in Italy.

Mr Automobiles misleading industry cars as being produced in Italy, even though they were typically made in China, according to the country’s competition regulation.

The company stated that it would file an appeal against the great because it had never claimed that all of its vehicles were made in Italy.

Mr Automobiles, based in Southern Italy, builds low-cost cars using components from Chinese automakers Chery, BAIC, and JAC.

The controller claimed that vehicles sold under the Doctor and EVO manufacturers were marketed as Italian-made but primarily of Chinese origin.

Italy performed simply minimal assembly and finishing tasks, according to the statement.

The expert added that” this process has coincided with a time in which the business recorded significant growth in sales of Doctor and EVO vehicles in the Roman market.”

The action comes as Italy and the European Union ( EU) as a whole are restricting the production of vehicles outside the trading bloc.

Different Morocco-made Fiat Topolinos were seized in the European port of Livorno last month because of their Italian flag badge.

Stellantis, Fiat’s family company, claimed to have adhered to the rules but that Stellantis has since removed the colors from the cars.

In April, Alfa Romeo, which is another European company under Stellantis, decided to rebrand its fresh, Poland- made Milano type as Junior following stress from authorities.

After politicians criticized them as a threat to the state’s motor industry, the EU threatened to impose transfer taxes of up to 38 % on Chinese electric vehicles last week.

These fees may be added to the 10 % currently levied on all imports of Taiwanese electric cars into the EU.

In response, China said the taxes violated global trade rules and described the inspection as “protectionism”.

The US recently increased its tariff on Chinese electric cars from 25 % to 100 %, which was made with this announcement.