2020 News

USMCA Presents Maze of Rules for U.S. Auto Industry

Matt Blunt, who heads a lobbying group representing the Detroit Three automakers, says the USMCA rules on labor value and regional origin are designed to achieve the Trump Admin.’s objective of boosting U.S. manufacturing. Automakers and suppliers will face challenges once the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement takes effect July 1.  Matt Blunt, the former governor […]

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China auto sales growth seen for second straight month, boosting recovery hopes

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s vehicle sales are estimated to rise 11.7% on year in May, its top auto industry body said on Tuesday, cementing hopes of a recovery in the world’s biggest auto market with the first back to back monthly sales increase in about two years. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), in […]

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Automakers rev up U.S. assembly lines, wary of outside risks to workers

Screening workers for COVID-19 using temperature scans and questionnaires, the automakers have detected some people who reported for work despite being sick. Some plants have been briefly shut down for disinfection, but so far, there has not been a major outbreak within a U.S. auto plant since most reopened May 18, company and United Auto […]