Trump, Trade and the Automotive Industry

Last week marked the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Normally, the focus and the conversations around the show are centered on the product. This year, however, the main focus was Donald Trump. This comes as no surprise as the 2016 U.S. presidential election generated a lot of interest—more so than usual—because of the heated politics and the potential impact on the auto industry.

In this month’s Observations we will examine some of the changes that could come in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Topics of discussion will include the potential steps that the Trump administration will take, the potential impact on Canadian automotive manufacturing, and the possible impact on the North American automotive industry at large.

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