In January 2017, gauging whether the administration of President Donald Trump would be pro-business or populist was a challenge. One year into the administration, it still is.
The federal government shutdown could have a broad impact on automotive regulatory activities, but next week's NAFTA talks are expected to continue as scheduled.
The U.S. is running out of patience with Canadian and Mexican resistance to key American proposals ahead of talks next week on a new NAFTA, sources told Bloomberg.
Suppliers are increasingly optimistic that negotiators will come to an agreement on NAFTA that preserves benefits for the auto industry.
GM's CEO on Saturday expressed optimism that NAFTA would survive and other senior company executives stood by the company's plans to continue building trucks in Mexico.
Canada welcomes the suggestion by President Donald Trump that the deadline for concluding talks to modernize NAFTA could be extended.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada would bring “new ideas” for “unconventional” proposals from the United States. A government official says she was referring to the auto sector.
Magna CEO Don Walker says NAFTA talks still sound like "an uphill battle." He says North America should be an efficient trading unit against the likes of Europe and China. NAFTA talks resume Jan. 23.
Canadian auto production will be essentially flat and industry profits down in 2018, warns a report by the Conference Board of Canada, which cited a declining U.S. market and NAFTA uncertainty.
Despite threats of tariffs from the Trump administration, automakers have pushed forward with new factories in Mexico's automotive heartland.
A world without NAFTA would be sure to disrupt the auto supply chain in Canada and the U.S. As President Donald Trump's threat to withdraw looms, negotiators are set to meet in Montreal Jan. 23.
Here's a look back at some moments between the auto industry and government officials.
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