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Genuine Parts Company makes deals in UK
October 11, 2018 by Adam Malik

Two automotive companies have been acquired by the Alliance Automotive Group, the Genuine Parts Company’s distribution arm based in London. One of the companies, Platinum International Group Limited, is a value-added battery distributor in the automotive, industrial, marine and leisure

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The winners and losers in the new NAFTA
October 3, 2018 by By Atif Kubursi, McMaster University, via The Canadian Press

NAFTA is out but the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) is in. But how different is USMCA from NAFTA? Who loses and who wins? Canadian negotiators and government officials are singing the praises of the new deal, still subject to approval by

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Trade deal reached between Canada, U.S and Mexico
October 1, 2018 by By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

A new era in North American free trade dawned in the dead of night Sunday as a 14-month NAFTA modernization effort between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico finally came to fruition with just hours to spare before an end-of-weekend deadline.

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California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard
September 26, 2018 by Sudhin Thanawala, The Associated Press

California officials demanded that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people’s health and exacerbate climate

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EDITORIAL: The cost of tariffs
September 18, 2018 by Adam Malik

Oh, what a mess things have become. U.S. President Donald Trump has been spewing threats like it’s a bodily function since before he got on the campaign trail. Now in the White House, he’s followed through on some, such as

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Fiat Chrysler pumps more money into autonomous testing
September 13, 2018 by Adam Malik

More than $30 million is being invested by Fiat Chrysler to further development and testing of autonomous vehicle and advanced safety technologies at its Chelsea Proving Grounds in southeast Michigan. The facility has a dedicated autonomous highway-speed track, 35-acre safety-feature

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High level NAFTA negotiations resuming
September 11, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Canada and the United States will restart high-level talks Tuesday on the North American Free Trade Agreement as Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland returns to Washington in hope of making progress on stubborn differences. Freeland and her counterpart, U.S. Trade

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Aisin, Denso team up on electrification
September 7, 2018 by Adam Malik

Recognizing the need to meet demands of consumers and automakers, two companies are forming a partnership to boost electrification offerings. Suppliers Aisin and Denso announced that they are forming a joint venture to develop and sell electrification driving modules. “The

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Trump notifies Congress of US trade deal with Mexico and Canada, if it’s willing
September 4, 2018 by Adam Malik

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland gave a cold shoulder to U.S. President Donald Trump and cozied up instead to her American trade counterpart Friday as Canada’s effort to re-enter the North American free-trade fold fell short of meeting its end-of-week

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Decisions being made as Trump’s NAFTA deadline looms
August 31, 2018 by James McCarten, The Canadian Press

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the time has come for high-level decisions on the future of NAFTA. She said Thursday that around-the-clock work by officials has armed negotiating teams with the documents they need to start making some concrete

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NAFTA: Canada, U.S. see common ground on autos as talks resume
August 29, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Canada and the U.S. agreed Tuesday that one of NAFTA’s most significant hurdles – defining the content rules of North American autos – may have been resolved by Monday’s side deal between the Trump administration and Mexico. The White House

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Threat to exclude Canada from trade deal may not be legal: experts
August 29, 2018 by Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Donald Trump’s administration is giving Canada until Friday to sign onto a bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico or be treated as “a real outsider” against whom punishing tariffs on autos will be imposed. But trade experts are