Canadian Auto Sector Welcomes Final USMCA Deal

Dec 13, 2019 Keith Nuthall, Wards Auto For autos traded between the three USMCA countries to benefit from its low- or zero-duty provisions, 70% of all steel, aluminum and glass used must originate in North America. OTTAWA – The Canadian automotive industry is hailing the final text of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal for […]

Canada Targets Interprovincial Trade Barriers

The proposed Canada Free Trade Agreement commits all parties to scrapping any measure “that restricts or prevents the movement of goods across provincial or territorial boundaries.” Keith Nuthall | Aug 13, 2019 Wards Auto OTTAWA – Efforts are escalating to reduce regulatory trade barriers between the 13 provinces and territories of Canada that can restrict […]

Trump Tariffs on Mexico Could Hurt Canadian Parts Makers

Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers Assn., says most of the 65 Canada-owned parts makers operating in Mexico do business with Mexico-based assemblers, who could lose a significant share of the U.S. export market once the duties start to rise. Keith Nuthall, Wards Auto Jun 06, 2019 OTTAWA – The Canadian auto parts […]

Ontario Hatches Auto Rescue Plan

Having been elected on a program of generating jobs and facing the closure this summer of General Motors’ Oshawa assembly plant east of Toronto – with the loss of 3,000 jobs – the government of Premier Doug Ford clearly could not remain inactive. Keith Nuthall, Wards Auto April 04, 2019 OTTAWA – The Ontario government […]