All Nafta articles

  • September 19, 2018
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    CAR says clock is ticking but no need for alarm

    2018-09-26T17:06:49Z

    Nafta re-negotiations and the ongoing trade disputes between the US and China are creating considerable uncertainty in the automotive industry, but that does not change the need to keep the supply chain international; if anything, cross-border logistics services have become even more important. Bernard Swiecki, senior automotive analyst at ...

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    A stormy year of negotiations, electric plans and cyber-attacks

    2017-12-20T15:03:48Z

    As the year draws to close, major uncertainty regarding both Nafta and Brexit remains, as well a lack of clarity on what any changes could mean for the global automotive sector and the logistics industry that supports it. During the past 12 months, OEMs have made major strides towards an ...

  • Day 2_Landin_Detroit
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    A stronger Nafta could emerge from negotiations

    2017-09-25T21:55:45Z

    Despite US President Donald Trump's recent warning that he may pull the country out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), Rogelio Landin of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (pictured) continues to foresee a more positive outcome. Speaking at this year's Automotive Logistics Global Conference in Detroit, Landin, who ...

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    FVL Import Export summit 2017: Live poll results

    2017-08-15T14:05:59Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore showed many are optimistic about how the Nafta negotiations will affect their business, while the investment outlook for port-related infrastructure was very positive for the next three-year period. Delegates at the 2017 Finished Vehicle Logistics Import ...

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    Nafta document shows US wants to retain tariff-free trade

    2017-07-19T10:13:43Z

    A summary of the US’s objectives in upcoming negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) has highlighted a clear desire to retain tariff-free trade arrangements with Canada and Mexico. Though the summary highlights a reduction of the country’s two large trade deficits with its North American partners as ...

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    US officially kicks off Nafta renegotiation process

    2017-05-23T17:34:04Z

    Recently sworn-in US Trade Representative (USTR), Robert Lighthizer (pictured, left), has notified Congress of the Trump administration’s intention to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) with Mexico and Canada, officially kicking off the process of reworking the two decade-plus old pact. During his election campaign last year, Trump ...

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    TPP concessions a 'starting point' for Nafta talks

    2017-05-09T11:40:04Z

    US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross (pictured) has told a Bloomberg Breakaway Summit in New York that some of the concessions made by the country's neighbours under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement would be a 'starting point' in negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). President Donald Trump ...

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    In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    2017-04-05T16:52:01Z

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead... making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency Strip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. ...

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    US-Canada Nafta trade: Northern light hoping for a silver lining

    2017-03-17T16:21:14Z

    The new US administration has left a bit of a cloud over Nafta, and while Canada may not be the primary target of any renegotiation, the country – and its important automotive supply chain – could still get caught in the crosshairs. In this story... A three-way split ...

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    FVL conference: OEMs with US capacity and flexibility best placed ahead of any Nafta changes

    2017-03-10T14:12:06Z

    Carmakers with excess US capacity, or those that haven't yet put significant investments into Mexico are best placed ahead of negotiations between the trading partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). This is according to Brandon Mason, global automotive director at PwC, who highlighted a $60 billion trade ...

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    Yusen Logistics expands services for automotive in Mexico

    2017-02-14T11:27:26Z

    Yusen Logistics has opened a new facility near Celaya, in Mexico, that will provide a range of services for inbound parts shipments to the growing automotive industry in the Bajio region. The site will also function as the headquarters of Yusen Logistics Mexico. The 5,000 sq.m warehouse, which will officially ...

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    Mexico conference report: Seeking to build bridges, not walls

    2017-02-07T14:25:04Z

    Mexico's automotive industry is inextricably linked with its neighbours to the north but under its new president the US is talking about renegotiating NAFTA and applying border taxes to imports. At this year's Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, industry and government heads looked for positive signs in ...

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    Mexico conference: Nafta concerns slow supply chain investment

    2017-02-06T12:53:32Z

    Carmakers, tier suppliers and logistics providers are becoming increasingly cautious about investment in Mexico, downgrading some plans or holding back on decisions amid the uncertainty of Mexico’s future trade relations with the United States and potential changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Mexico has been one of ...

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    Mexico conference: Trump’s taxes and tariffs ‘a negotiating ploy’

    2017-02-01T17:16:52Z

    The past week has seen tensions escalate between the US and Mexico over trade terms, with a number of tariff and tax proposals suggested by the administration of Donald Trump that would have significant impacts on the automotive supply chain, both in North America and globally. However, while the administration ...

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    GM job cuts loom in Canada as overlap of Equinox production ends

    2017-02-01T11:24:57Z

    General Motors has issued a notice at its CAMI plant in Canada that could result in the laying off of about 600 employees, according to labour union Unifor. The union said it was informed of the decision by company management earlier this week. The CAMI assembly plant in Ontario has ...

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    Trump withdraws from TPP and prepares to renegotiate Nafta

    2017-01-25T16:53:37Z

    As promised in his election campaign, US president Donald Trump has issued his first executive order by officially withdrawing the US from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. The future of the TPP is now uncertain, with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull suggesting China could replace the US but ...

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    Trump threatens BMW with import tax; turns criticism to EU trade

    2017-01-18T16:25:20Z

    US-president elect Donald Trump has turned his criticism of carmakers importing vehicles to the country from Mexico on BMW. As with Ford, GM and Toyota, Trump has threatened BMW with an import tax of 35% should it move vehicles to the US from its planned new plant in San Luis ...

  • Trump Obama
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    Changing trade agreements in the spotlight after US election

    2016-11-16T15:09:27Z

    A week after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential election, automotive manufacturers and experts are still piecing together what his new administration could mean for vehicle production, trade and investment across North America and beyond. Global trade deals with the US seem likely to fall back in priority ...

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    Concerns over global trade as Trump secures US election victory

    2016-11-09T14:17:06Z

    Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in the November 8th US election has created serious concerns over the future of the country’s major trade agreement with its neighbours, which has become such an important part of many carmakers’ and tier suppliers’ automotive supply chains. Markets and currencies including the ...