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NAFTA Renegotiations Create Uncertainty for Automakers

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The promise to renegotiate or else withdraw from NAFTA was one of the central points of the Trump campaign that helped him win states like Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.  In keeping with his campaign promises, the Trump administration has since proposed to tighten automotive content rules and rules of origin (from 62.5% to 85%) to … Continue reading this entry

NAFTA Under the New Trump Administration

The election of Mr. Trump as the President of the United States has created considerable uncertainty regarding the U.S. investment climate. Chief among these uncertainties is the status of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which President-Elect Trump repeatedly attacked for leading to the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs. President-Elect Trump has vowed to renegotiate the … Continue reading this entry

Canada To Invest C$250 Million In Automotive Sector

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced January 4th that the Canadian Government will extend the Automotive Innovation Fund (AIF) for 5 additional years and inject an additional C$250 million into the auto sector through the AIF.  The AIF supports strategic, large-scale research and development (R&D) projects to build innovative, greener, more fuel-efficient vehicles.  To qualify for funding, projects … Continue reading this entry