Volkswagen charged with violating vehicle emission standards in Canada
German automaker Volkswagen AG on Monday was charged with importing nearly 128,000 vehicles into Canada contravening the country’s environmental legislation, a Canadian government agency said, APA reports citing Reuters.
Volkswagen was charged with 60 counts of breaching the Canadian Environmental Protection Act by importing vehicles that did not conform to prescribed emission standards, Environment and Climate Change Canada said.
The charges included two counts of providing misleading information, and a court hearing is scheduled for Dec. 13 in the Ontario Court of Justice.
The company did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.In 2015, the agency launched an investigation into the importing of certain vehicle models allegedly equipped with a prohibited “defeat device”.
In this case, the device was software that reduces the effectiveness of the emission control system during normal vehicle use, according to the agency.
News in 2015 that Volkswagen had used such devices to cheat emissions tests has so far cost the company about 30 billion euros ($33 billion) in fines, vehicle refits and legal costs, and also triggered a global backlash against diesel vehicles.
Excise rates on alcohol, energy drinks and tobacco produced in Azerbaijan increased
Huawei may sell 100 million 5G smartphones in China in 2020, Japanese CEO claims
EBRD allocates AZN 4 mln loan to Azerbaijani furniture maker to upgrade facilities
3.75 mln. tons of oil transported by Baku-Supsa pipeline last year
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes west of city of Adak in Alaska
Dianne Reeves to perform at Heydar Aliyev center
First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva congratulates Mikhail Gusman on his 70th anniversary
282 bln. cubic meters of gas produced in Azerbaijan since commissioning of ACG and "Shahdeniz"
210 international observers accredited on parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan
Ministry of Energy: Gas sale abroad increased by 22% last year
Persons having received refugee status in Azerbaijan granted Travel document for first time
WHO emergency committee to continue discussing novel coronavirus on Thursday
Moody's affirms SOCAR's baseline credit assessment at B1
Azerbaijan's position in the Corruption Perception Index revealed
SOCAR and Lukoil sign MOU
Cavusoglu: "Turkey won't send additional military advisers to Libya as long as ceasefire observed"
Singapore's Scoot cancels flight to China's Wuhan over virus outbreak
SOCAR may supply oil to Belarus through Odessa-Brody pipeline
Gas prices increase on world markets
Rules for sale of train tickets changed in Azerbaijan
Oil prices continue to decrease
MoD: Armenia violated ceasefire 21 times throughout the day
Mikhail Gusman awarded with Order of “Honor”
Toll rises to 20 from New Zealand volcano eruption as two declared dead
China fails to repatriate North Korea workers despite U.N. sanctions: U.S. official
Saudi foreign minister calls claim that Crown Prince hacked Bezos phone 'absurd'
Trump says U.S. to add more countries to travel ban soon
571 cases of coronavirus confirmed in China
One killed, two more wounded in shooting in Chicago
Trudeau, Erdogan agree on need to de-escalate tensions in Middle East
WADA provisionally suspends approved status of Moscow laboratory
Azerbaijani President: "We are very interested in safety, security, and predictability beyond our borders"
President Ilham Aliyev: "Our relations with our neighboring countries and the big number of partners are based on mutual interest"
Azerbaijani President: "Year after year living standards of our people is better"
President Ilham Aliyev: "We have a long strategy of reduction of the foreign direct debt"
Small plane with at least 4 on board crashes in Southern California
President Ilham Aliyev attended panel discussion on “Strategic Outlook: Eurasia” held as part of World Economic Forum - UPDATED
Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Western Turkey
SOCAR President meets with Ukrainian President in Davos
Brexit deal clears U.K. Parliament, ending years of deadlock
Azerbaijani and Swiss Presidents meet in Davos
Huawei CFO Meng arrives in Vancouver court for third day of U.S. extradition hearing
Pakistan's Khan calls for U.N. action on India dispute
Putin: Multi-faith Russia needs strong presidential power
Azerbaijani President meets with Georgian Prime Minister in Davos
Discussions held over new project on development of Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli block in Davos
Kazakhstan says suspends oil exports to China due to contamination
Macron says France won't change its stance on Iran's nuclear ambitions
Lukoil does not intend to compensate Belarus for losses from tax maneuver
Total Executive Director for Azerbaijan: Extraction of first gas from “Absheron” field is scheduled for 2021
FIFA discloses Azerbaijani clubs sustain losses worth US$ 100 thousand from transfers
Dudley to stay in Rosneft board
Trump touts tariffs, slams climate concern in Davos
Official Facebook page of President Ilham Aliyev posted a video dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the tragedy on January 20 - VIDEO
China, U.S. sign initial trade pact but doubts and tariffs linger
New video shows Iranian missiles downing Ukraine passenger jet - VIDEO
US media reveals aftermath of Iran missile attack on US military base in Iraq - VIDEO
14 years pass since establishment of the Ministry of Emergency Situations: They always come to your aid in any difficult moments - PHOTOSESSION - VIDEO
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva attended opening ceremony of rebuilt Azerbaijan pavilion at Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy in Moscow - UPDATED
Open Doors Day and the military oath-taking ceremony were held on the occasion of the State Flag Day
An exhibition that also presents President Ilham Aliyev's photo opened in Moscow
Azerbaijani President and first lady inaugurated Koroglu Transport Exchange Center of Baku Transport Agency - UPDATED
WHO and Azerbaijani Ministry of Health warn people on new virus
Police detain 185 climate protesters at Brussels car show
Chairman of Azerbaijani CEC: “Record number of candidates registered for duty of deputy”
Iran to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane to Ukraine