Protectionism Is King Of The RoadMark Maremont
Don't expect to spot many Japanese cars on the streets of Rome or Paris. Both Italy and France maintain quotas on Japan's auto imports, a big reason why Japanese auto makers have captured only 10% of Europe's market. These quotas are supposed to be abolished after 1992, with the opening of a single European market. But determined to keep the Japanese at bay, the French and Italians have been pressing for new restrictions after 1992.
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