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USTR demands wages be factored into NAFTA auto rules of origin

March 29, 2018 at 4:09 PM
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has pitched to his NAFTA counterparts a new automotive rule of origin methodology that would count wages equivalent to $15 an hour toward the regional value content of a car, sources close to the talks told Inside U.S. Trade . In return for using his methodology that factors in wages, Lighthizer said he was willing to abandon a 50 percent U.S. content requirement and show flexibility on demands for an updated tracing list -- with...

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