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US Nafta negotiation objectives on collision course with car industry

Trump administration seeks to keep sourcing of goods and materials to within the US and North America

There are concerns among car industry executives and trade groups that US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will seek a deal that guarantees a certain percentage of production for the US.


THE Trump administration has set a collision course with the car industry as it launches renegotiations of the 23-year-old Nafta trade pact this week, aiming to shrink a growing trade deficit with Mexico and tighten the rules of origin for cars and parts.

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