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Automakers look to leverage NAFTA in standards battle with EU; GM wants 'tracing' gone

May 22, 2017 at 5:31 PM
Automakers in the United States and Canada see the renegotiation of NAFTA as a chance to solidify and enshrine U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in the deal, a move industry sources say could set a precedent for inclusion in future agreements and beat back efforts by the European Union to establish its standards as the global norm in trade deals it strikes. American Automotive Policy Council president Matt Blunt said in a May 18 statement that the NAFTA renegotiation...

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