Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles

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The Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, commonly abbreviated OICA (English: International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers[1]), founded 1919 in Paris, is an international trade association whose members are 39 national automotive industry trade associations.[2][1] OICA facilitates communication among its member national automotive industry trade associations and advocates for policies and position of mutual interest to its members at the international level and to the general public.[2]


OICA hosts on its web site the working documents from various United Nations expert groups, including World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations.[3]

Climate change[edit]

OICA recognizes anthropogenic climate change as "probably the greatest challenge facing society in the twenty-first century." OICA identifies motor vehicles as a significant factor, contributing about 16% of global man-made carbon dioxide emissions. OICA advocates for an integrated, global approach to global warming.[4]

Auto shows[edit]

The OICA coordinates[citation needed] scheduling for the following major auto shows. Bold denotes one of the "big five" , most prestigious shows.

Note that only the passenger car segment is included in this list, while other exhibitions exist for heavy commercial vehicles:

Show name City Country Month Official link
North American International Auto Show Detroit  USA January
European Motor Show Brussels Brussels  Belgium January
Auto Expo New Delhi  India February (even years)
Belgrade International Motor Show Belgrade  Serbia March
Geneva International Motor Show Geneva   Switzerland March
Bangkok International Motor Show Bangkok  Thailand March / April
New York International Auto Show New York  USA March / April
AutoRAI Amsterdam  Netherlands April
Beijing International Automotive Exhibition Beijing  China April (even years)
Seoul Motor Show Seoul  South Korea April (odd years)
Automobile Barcelona Barcelona  Spain May (odd years)
Salón del Automóvil de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires  Argentina June (odd years)
Moscow International Automobile Salon Moscow  Russia August–September
Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung Hanover  Germany September (even years, commercial)
Frankfurt  Germany September (odd years)
Mondial de l'Automobile Paris  France October (even years)
Sofia Motor Show Sofia  Bulgaria October (odd years)
Los Angeles Auto Show Los Angeles  USA November
Tokyo Motor Show Tokyo  Japan December (odd years)
Bologna Motor Show Bologna  Italy December

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "New York Auto Show Receives Global Recognition from International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers". Reuters. 2008-02-25. Archived from the original on 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
  2. ^ a b "About Us". Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles. Retrieved April 4, 2017.[self-published source]
  3. ^ "UN Expert Group documents". OICA. Retrieved 2008-09-30.[self-published source]
  4. ^ "Climate Change and CO2" (PDF). Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles. May 2008.[self-published source]

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