Re: ASEAN can kill the Vietnam auto industry (PM Friday, 23 August 2013) – Iain, sounds exactly what has happened to the Australian automotive industry. The “brainy politicians” decide to reduce the tariffs to make the Australian industry compete on a global basis! All it has succeeded to do, is reduce the number of vehicles produced locally. The car sales figures have increase enormously since the year 2,000. In the year 2,000, Australia produced 345,207 vehicles. In 2012, Australia produced 221,224 vehicles. Australians purchased just over 1,000,000 vehicles in 2012, so, you can see how many are now imported. Local businesses go bust! Crazy politicians!