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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 ...

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    This changing world...

    2017-10-17T10:36:54Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary features Over the past two decades a number of major global events have had a significant impact on global automotive supply chains, from new technologies, external disruptors entering the industry, catastrophes (both manmade and natural), and political earthquakes. There is ...

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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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    Reports suggest Trump administration is now more open to an agreement with Europe

    2017-04-26T17:09:53Z

    Reports this week have suggested President Trump’s administration has become more open to negotiating a trade deal with Europe, despite previous criticism of the bloc by the US president, who has already withdrawn from one multilateral trade agreement and called for the overhaul of another since taking power in January. ...

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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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    Vehicle logistics & regulations: The new rules of the game

    2017-03-29T16:52:24Z

    Donald Trump’s pledge to lighten the US regulatory load should be music to the logistics industry’s ears, but road and rail providers may have to fight their own corners as and when the changes are rung in In this story... Looking to lighten the burden Testing Trump's orders ...

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    White House budget blueprint cuts transport in favour of defence

    2017-03-22T17:06:56Z

    A blueprint federal budget released by the Trump administration has proposed major cuts, including to the Department of Transportation (DOT), in order to fund a major increase in defence spending alongside additions to veterans' affairs and homeland security. In the budget document, America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make ...

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    Trump’s campaigning ignores supply chain might

    2017-03-20T16:46:13Z

    The president’s relentless criticism of trade terms and regulation often ignores some of the automotive industry’s most important developments for the future Since his election victory, many have wondered about the extent to which Donald Trump, the president, would resemble Donald Trump, the presidential candidate. For the automotive industry and ...