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It will effect the majority of people one way or another. There is always the flow on effect.

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Camry, Hybrid Camry and the Aurion.

 

In their defense, Toyota had to make these cars for ~$3,500 less EACH than what it currently costs in order to get the next Government contract.

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Well, now the Govt has no excuse to keep blocking the imports of second-hand Jap cars, so we can get some amazing vehicles like NZ does.

 

Hopefully the motor engineers can come up with some great ideas like quadrocopters, drones and 3D-printers to keep themselves employed.

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I think its a good idea! Getting rid of the contantly propped-up car assembly industry in NZ did the public a massive favour. The tax that was wasted propping them up could be used elsewhere and cars came in from Japan with better quality, more equipment, and cheaper.

 

Just think of what we would have had sold in Aussie if this happened in the 1970s. We'd all be using banjo diffs, have the best motors and the gear in my XX would be across the board. We'd be flooded with 4AGEs!

 

If you are involved in the import trade at all, start looking for expansion. The 2nd-hand Jap imports created a massive new industry in NZ.

 

...and this morning Rex Aviation (owned by the Singaporeans) wants the Govt to give them millions to keep them going... This is the face of modern business it seems, take the profit and run, and pass the losses over to the taxpayers.

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We become like Britain.

 

Wages & conditions here make it impossible to manufacture here. I expect you will find that everyone on the line at Toyota earns more than I do. I have far higher education qualifications, make decisions that impact on life and death daily, routinely work far past my allotted hours plus continually perform work related tasks at home. But I don't work in an unionised workforce.

 

The opposition and unions are bleating about the govt not supporting the workers, how about looking at the foreign owned parent companies considering profit forecasts & shareholder dividends. that's where the issue lies. If they can make a car somewhere else and ship it here cheaper than making it here, why would they make it here? And are they wrong? No, that is economic reality.

 

I don't see too many blacksmiths shoeing horses anymore, or nightcart men cleaning out your toilet. We have to move with the times and focus on high end technology and information systems.

 

Once upon a time I worked in an abattoir. Then I went out and retrained myself at my expense. Best thing I ever did.

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But I don't work in an unionised workforce.

 

Same boat, working on LPG pipelines, no union, getting paid city wages. FML.

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That is the way the world has followed since we formed societies. We specialised in whatever resources we could exploit nearby, and traded for the other things we wanted. City States and Kingdoms did the same, and they were absorbed into Nations, who for some reason thought they could do everything.

 

Mature economies get too expensive to do simple things, and over my lifetime I've seen Japan go from where China is now all the way to where Britain is now, a place too expensve to manufacture things that younger, cheaper economies can do. America lives on having the $US as the world reserve/trading currency, they are dead if that stops and will happily go to war to stop someone trading oil in anything else. The UK is a banking and tourism hub, and the EU is burning the capital built up by past generations to subsidise maufacturers that should be broke.

 

The rise of the service industry since the 1970s has shown that manufacturing was dying. When I see a van driving around town with "Beer hose cleaning" written on it, it is obvious that primary manufacturing is not the place to be.

 

We will specialise in many small niche industries that sell things to the manufacturing countries. NZ has grown by selling food to Japan, for as the Japanese grew rich their tastes for expensive delicacies also grew. When your country is being flooded by the rest of the world's money from them buying your goods, you have to spend it somewhere. The new Chinese middle-class will be looking for new experiences, new foods, new toys, fashions, anything not Chinese so they can stand out from the hoi polloi.

 

If we keep the madness of a welfare state you can expect to see expensive, high-wage Australians on the dole while businesses fight to get cheap boat people to work in the factories. This two-tier wage system is flatout in the USA with the Latinos doing the jobs that the locals see as beneath them, or not paying enough for the educational degrees they have.

 

On the other hand, we will have the whole world to pick goods from if the Govt slash and burn the import restrictions. Which car you buy will only be restricted by your wallet and the risk of fixing it.

 

Should be an exciting time!

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Only one car in ten is actually made in Aussie. You wouldn't think so from the squealing.

 

..and the chance of Govt giving up $1billion in taxes on imports.. forget it!

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-12/call-to-scrap-car-tariffs-as-toyota-announces-pullout/5253518

 

The decision has prompted calls for the Federal Government to scrap all remaining tariffs on passenger motor vehicles.

The Australian Automobile Association has added its voice to those calls.

"The time has come to end those tariffs and to return that revenue back to consumers," AAA chief executive Andrew McKellar said.

"If tariffs were designed to help protect the local industry then there is no longer any justification to maintain them."

The AAA estimates the removal of tariffs could save the average new car buyer between $1,000-2,000 on the price of a vehicle.

It is thought the measure would cost the Government $1 billion per year in lost revenue if implemented.

Last year 118,000 of the more than 1.1 million vehicles sold in Australia were locally manufactured, meaning nine out of 10 cars were imported in 2013.

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I work for one of the largest Toyota dealerships in Victoria as a spare parts interpeter.

We mainly deal with panel beaters and the crash industry as opposed to Joe Blow's Mobile Mechanic down the road.

 

I can honestly say, Toyota shutting down production of these vehicles is a blessing.

There is essentially no stock on a majority of crash repair panels for the 20 - 50 series camry / aurions.

Why? Because Toyota Australia are idiots and ship nearly all of the parts over to the sand swept region of the middle east.

If Japan controlled production, this wouldn't be nearly as big an issue.

 

The only thing that would suffer aside from the people at the plant is logistics really, and it's not as if they haven't had fair warning.

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