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Economics

U.S. Tariff on Canadian Aluminum Rattles USMCA Deal

New trade war looms weeks after new trade pact began

Economics

All Toyota Plants Running for First Time in 5 Months

A testimony to persistence as factory in Venezuela reopens

Economics

No USMCA Penalties for 12 Months

Industry plunges into the specifics of new trade pact

Economics

Will USMCA Coax Jobs to U.S.? Maybe Not

Some companies are opting to hike wages in Mexico—or pay higher tariffs

Assembly

100 of VW’s Mexico Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Infections underscore the new challenges for mass production

Regulations

U.S. Releases USMCA Playbook

U.S. reveals what it will take to comply with new trade pact

Autonomous Vehicles

VW Finalizes Investment in Argo

$2.6 billion investment creates global scale for partners’ autonomous vehicle operations

Sales

COVID-19 Anxiety Easing, But Financial Concerns Linger

Americans delaying big purchases, plan to keep vehicles longer

Sales

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 8

Sales perk up in China as production nosedives in Brazil, Mexico

Assembly

Japan Carmakers Trim Production Plans

Carmakers guess at where and when global sales will revive.

Assembly

Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 9

Wide regional variations persist over production plans

Economics

Mexico Asks for Delay in USMCA

Specifics about how to comply would be a big help

Sales

Coronavirus Roundup: March 27

More companies idle plants, look for cash

Assembly

Coronavirus Roundup: March 24

A rundown on auto industry activity spurred by the coronavirus

Regulations

USMCA: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time?

Carmakers say June 1 implementation target isn’t realistic.

Economics

Global Car Sales Forecasts Fall on Virus Fears

Clearer picture not likely for many weeks

Regulations

How Will Governments Handle Autonomous Mobility?

Report finds differences—and sometimes indifference—to robo-cars

Sales

UPDATE: Carmakers Brace for Impact As Coronavirus Spreads

Carmakers are on high alert about possible disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak that began in China two months ago.

Economics

Trump Signs Off on NAFTA Update

Pact covers $1.2 trillion in North American trade

Electronics

Volvo Is Serious About Safety: $1-Million Serious

If a safety occurs in that football game everyone is talking about, then someone is going to be very happy

Economics

U.S. Ratifies NA Trade Deal

The U.S. Senate has quickly rubber-stamped the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement covering tax-free trade in North America.

Economics

Senate Begins N. American Trade Pact Review

The updated trade pact between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. has finally reached the U.S. Senate. But it could stall there for months.

Machining

Canadian Union Won’t Give Up on Closed GM Plant

Canada’s Unifor union is hoping to somehow resurrect the Canadian assembly plant General Motors closed this week in Oshawa, Ont., after 112 years of operation.

Economics

U.S. House Approves Updated NAFTA Pact

Much to the auto industry’s relief, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved by nine-to-one margin an amended update to the North American Free Trade Agreement.