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Issue No. 3, 2007

Public Hearing on "Reducing CO2 from passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles", 11 July 2007

On 11 July, the European Commission hosted a public hearing in Brussels on "Reducing CO2 from passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles". The event brought together representatives from the European Commission, automotive suppliers, NGOs, consumer groups, and the automotive industry. Hiroki Ota, Director General of JAMA’s European office in Brussels, presented the views of JAMA members.

Automotive Industry Guidelines on REACH

In preparation for REACH, representatives of all major vehicle manufacturers (ACEA, JAMA, KAMA) and the automotive supply chain (CLEPA) have formed a dedicated Task Force. The REACH Task Force produced in July a first set of "Automotive Guidelines on REACH". These guidelines are intended to provide practical help to downstream users using substances and/or preparations and articles in their industrial processes. The document is also addressed to producers and importers of articles. It represents an “aide mémoire” to assist with the preparation of compliance with the new legislation.

A Japan-EU workshop on "Reducing CO2 emissions in the automobile sector"

On 18 September 2007, JAMA Europe, together with the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, hosted a public hearing in Brussels on "Reducing CO2 emissions in the automobile sector, a comparison between Japan and the EU". The Workshop was chaired by Malcolm Harbour MEP (West Midlands, UK) and brought together almost 200 participants from the European Commission, European Parliament, Japanese public authorities, international organisations, and NGOs.

Corporate Showrooms

by Peter Nunn

Car showrooms are not what they used to be.  The oft-held view that the showroom is an exciting place full of bright, shiny new cars, but at the same time maybe just a little  intimidating as salesmen hover, waiting for you to sign on the dotted line, is starting to change.