Mexican Auto Group Rejects U.S. Proposed NAFTA Changes On Rules Of Origin

Proposed changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have been rejected by the Mexican Auto Industry Association.

Under proposed changes from the Trump administration, North American automakers would be required to source 85 per cent of a vehicle’s components from within the continent, 50 per cent of which would have to come from the United States. Currently, at least 62.5 per cent of vehicle materials need to be sourced from North America to avoid tariffs.

During an event in Mexico City, AMIA president Eduardo Solis said the current rules of origin have proved to be successful.

“Our position is to not touch the methodology or the rules of origin that have allowed this sector to be successful in the three countries,” he said.

Solis believes Trump’s country-specific content rules are in violation of World Trade Organization laws, Auto News reports.

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  • Six_Tymes

    not surprising, the US gets the short end of the stick with the current rules. thanks oblahma

    • Get a Clue

      There you go again with your rubbish propaganda. And, you don’t even who established NAFTA. Pathetic.

    • Benjamin B.

      What car do you drive?

    • Big Black Duck

      NAFTA was signed by G.Bush Sr and Brian Mulroney of Canada. Both were conservatives..

      • Status

        Canadian conservatism isn’t the same as American conservatism.

  • Peter Vancouver

    I guess they will need to take a poll and see if the American Consumer doesn’t mind paying an extra 30% for automotive parts once NAFTA gets ditched

  • Ronald Beach

    You are an automotive site, please don’t post pictures of slimeball politicians looking constipated…

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      I swear it’s a wax figure.

    • tkindred

      I was wondering why they posted the photo like that. Looks ridiculous.

      • Six Thousand Times

        In his defence, the man doesn’t really take a good picture.

  • Benjamin B.

    So a car built in Mexico for Mexicans has to have 50% parts from the USA? That make no sense to me.

  • I’mCallingYouOut

    i can’t even with this photo. “Writing your inauguration speech” at the receptionist desk of your hotel. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b5a8d73a36a637628e050cffe77ce3fd71484ed55c02b01488604aa335b2e3f.gif

  • Six Thousand Times

    It would seem, he’d rather we just import all of our heaps from China… The “f***ing moron” (not my words) seems foolishly obsessed with Mexico and ignores the real threat.

  • Holmer_k

    1st Canada gives Trump a perfect argument over our right to work laws, now Mexico adds more fuel to the fire. If it weren’t so (to use a trumpism) SAD, this would be hilarious.

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