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  • Trump’s campaigning ignores supply chain might

    March 20, 2017

    The president’s relentless criticism of trade terms and regulation often ignores some of the automotive industry’s most important developments for the future Since his election victory, many have wondered about the extent to which Donald Trump, the president, would resemble Donald Trump, the presidential candidate. For the automotive industry and its supply chain, the questions …

  • Concerns over global trade as Trump secures US election victory

    November 9, 2016

    Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in the November 8th US election has created serious concerns over the future of the country’s major trade agreement with its neighbours, which has become such an important part of many carmakers’ and tier suppliers’ automotive supply chains. Markets and currencies including the Mexican Peso and Canadian dollar …

  • Last Mile: Another brick in the wall?

    October 3, 2016

    We should celebrate the breaking down of barriers in trade and business, not encourage their construction through stubborn rhetoric and isolationist policy. We may be re-entering an age of wall-building, whether towering in barbed-wire reality, or constructed by barricading political language. Often, such physical and rhetorical enclosures go together, cemented by tightened border and trade …