Canada Fights U.S. Over Proposed NAFTA Changes

Canada is preparing to hit back at proposals made by the U.S. to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

As negotiations between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico continue over the agreement, Plant reports that negotiators for Canada are planning a presentation which will highlight how the proposal could devastate its domestic car industry.

Proposals made by the United States consists of four main parts which could impact the car industry. First, it would require at least half of a car’s parts are from the U.S. to avoid a tariff. From there, the proposal includes increasing the amount of content required from North America, making methods of calculating parts percentages more stringent, and forcing car companies to introduce these changes within a year.

“What they’ve put forward is completely unworkable. It doesn’t even achieve their own goals. We intend to walk them through that in extreme detail,” a Canadian official said.

NAFTA talks are currently being held in Mexico City between officials from the three North American countries.

It is reported that Mexico is working on a counter-offer to the U.S. proposal on the issue of auto parts.


  • danno

    After prime minister trudope was a no show at TPP trade negotiations 2 weeks ago, leaving trade partners waiting for his attendance, it sure would be nice if Canada would send adults to the negotiating table.
    And Canada is the mouse “hitting back” at the elephant ….hahahahahahahah, its a joke right?

  • Nick099

    Prime Minister Sparkle Socks and his team fail to mention importing Chinese made parts, assembling them in Canada…then selling them in the US as Canadian made…avoiding tariffs, etc.

  • jsz00

    Drama teachers are terrible at negotiating

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    “negotiators for Canada are planning a presentation which will highlight how the proposal could devastate its domestic car industry. ”

    Ooooh… so kinda like the US then? Gotcha!

  • Canuck

    Canadians cannot out-American the Americans…. IMO….

Amazon Places Order For 100,000 Electric Delivery Vans From Rivian

The first Amazon-branded electric vans from Rivian will enter service in 2021 .

Tuscan Sun Rolls-Royce Cullinan Is Pure Wealth On Wheels

Aside from its Tuscan Sun exterior, this Rolls-Royce Cullinan features a dual-tone Dark Spice and Tan interior.

Genesis G70, BMW 7-Series And Others Awarded For Their Infotainment Systems

Kia and Hyundai took top honors in four out of a possible eight vehicle segments.

B&B-Tuned VW Beetle Convertible Has 380 PS, Hits 62 MPH In 5.2 Sec

It will cost you almost €10,000 to get B&B’s Stage 4 kit for the Beetle Cabrio 2.0 TSI.

Fiat Chrysler Planning To Test Vehicle-To-Grid Technology In Italy

FCA is joining forces with Terna for an innovative technology laboratory able to trial various electric mobility services.

France-Only Dacia Duster Black Collector Edition Goes On Sale Exclusively Online

The Duster Black Collector will be built in a limited run of 500 units solely for the French market and is priced at €19,490.

Toyota Boss Suggests Lexus Could Take To The Skies, Start Making Jets

Akio Toyoda has suggested Lexus could join Honda in the world of exclusive jets.

Skoda Karoq Production Hits The 250,000-Mark In Just 2 Years

Finished in black and powered by the 1.0 TSI engine, the milestone car was manufactured at Skoda’s Mlada Boleslav plant.

VW And Porsche Recalling 227,000 Cars Over Seatbelt And Airbag Issues

VW and Porsche have airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners that may triggered incorrectly.

Tesla Says Model S Plaid Could Record 7:05 Nurburgring Lap Next Month

Tesla isn’t satisfied with the Model S Plaid prototype’s 7:20 ‘Ring time and thinks it can shave of a whole 15 seconds.