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MEMA and NAFTA

The auto industry has been vocally wary of the Trump administration’s approach to updating the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn. is no exception.

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The auto industry has been vocally wary of the Trump administration’s approach to updating the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn. is no exception.

The negotiations are making progress in such areas as e-commerce and common standards for fuel economy and safety standards for Mexico, Canada and the U.S. Ann Wilson, MEMA’s senior vice president of government affairs, says there also are opportunities to address the president’s concerns about trade imbalances. But she says MEMA questions the White House’s approach.

NAFTA has enabled North American carmakers to do what their competitors in Japan and Europe do, Wilson points out: buy some parts from low-cost producers and make the more profitable, high-tech components in the U.S.

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