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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 ...

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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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    General Motors adds powertrain jobs in Michigan ahead of Trump visit

    2017-03-15T16:53:09Z

    General Motors has announced the addition of 220 new jobs and the retention of 680 that were previously under threat across three of its Michigan-based facilities over the next 12 months. The announcement was made on the same day that US president Donald Trump confirmed he would be visiting Detroit. ...

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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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    It may not be popular, but collaboration is still the only smart option

    2017-01-26T12:35:01Z

    Despite the rise in populist protectionism so clearly underlined by the UK's recent vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump's surprising US election win, working together remains the only sensible way forward Supply chain experts will spend 2017 dealing with the aftermath of the protectionist sentiments that helped propel ...

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    Carmakers continue with investment plans for US plants

    2017-01-18T16:50:14Z

    GM and Hyundai have both announced substantial investments in the US this week – but despite incoming US president Donald Trump using Twitter to shower himself with praise for these investments, their plans have been in place for some time, according to the OEMs themselves. Following Trump's criticism of GM’s ...

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    Trump turns on Toyota over vehicle imports from Mexico

    2017-01-06T12:43:42Z

    Following recent attacks on Ford and GM for existing and planned imports of vehicles into the US from Mexico, US president-elect Donald Trump has now turned his attention to Toyota. In a tweet posted on Thursday (January 5 th ) Trump said: “Toyota Motor said will build a new plant ...

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    Ford cancels plans for plant in Mexico as GM defends its position

    2017-01-04T15:55:26Z

    Ford has confirmed it is cancelling plans to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, in north-central Mexico, citing slowing demand for the smaller vehicles intended for the plant for the move, rather than recent criticism from president-elect Donald Trump over production in Mexico for export to ...

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    What to watch in 2017

    2016-12-27T09:00:56Z

    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots… North America Which way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or ...

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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 ...