German automaker Volkswagen is unhappy with the supply of its cars from China to Russia, according to the Handelsblatt newspaper. The company has developed a system to combat the importation of its Chinese-assembled cars into Russia.
According to the publication, now some wholesale companies in China will no longer be able to buy cars from Chinese joint ventures to send them to Russia later. However, Volkswagen understands that some joint ventures have state-owned companies as partners, notably FAW and SAIC. Therefore, it will not be possible to completely limit the supply.
At the same time, the automaker has the ability to block direct transactions between Russian dealers and Chinese companies. The company can prevent the delivery of the Bora model from the FAW-Volkswagen plant.
Volkswagen stopped car production at its Russian plants in March 2022 due to the entry of Russian troops into the territory of Ukraine. The company also stopped supplying its products to the country. In the autumn it became known that the company intended to sell the plant in Kaluga. Currently, negotiations are underway for the purchase of capacities with AFK Sistema.
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