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Tijuana Trucks Rush to U.S. in Case Trump Makes Good on Threats - Bloomberg
The immediate concern is another limited shutdown that would really hit commercial traffic between the two countries. With billions of dollars at stake, companies aren’t taking chances. Many trucks are rumbling through Otay about one-third full. Manufacturing managers aren’t waiting for them to be completely loaded, pushing goods out as quickly as possible.
mexico  NAFTA  nearshoring  logistics  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-443 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
NAFTA By Any Other Name Is Just Fine with Corporate America - IndustryWeek
New regional value content requirements could push production from Mexico’s cheaper labor market to the U.S.
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  exports  imports  mexico  manufacturing  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Canada, U.S. reach tentative NAFTA deal; Trump approves pact - The Globe and Mail
Canada and the U.S. have reached a tentative deal to overhaul the North American free-trade agreement after intensive weekend talks, trading access to Canada’s protected dairy market for the preservation of a key dispute-resolution system and exemption from threatened auto tariffs.
this-week-437  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  exports  trump  automotive-industry  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
U.S.-Mexico deal 'much better than the original NAFTA' for auto industry - BNN
Jerry Dias, national president of Unifor, tells BNN Bloomberg why the trade deal reached by the U.S. and Mexico is a good start for Canada's auto industry.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  NAFTA  mexico  automotive-industry  trade  trade-agreements  business-globalization  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Canada Remains A Premier Investment Destination - Area Development
Despite the uncertain investment environment brought about by renegotiation of NAFTA and new U.S.-imposed tariffs, Canada continues to promote FDI by maintaining an open economy, investing in its workforce, and engaging in regional trade partnerships.
area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  FDI 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Southern states among hardest hit by China tariffs - MSN
Exporters in manufacturing-heavy states such as Alabama, South Carolina and Kentucky are among those that stand to lose the most from a protracted trade war with China, according to a U.S. News analysis of government trade data that suggests newly erected trade barriers into the Chinese market could stifle industries shipping billions of dollars of goods into Asia's largest economy each year.
this-week-434  Around-the-web  Matt  south  south-atlantic  steel-industry  china  tariffs  NAFTA  manufacturing  exports 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
For sustainable development, put foreign direct investments on the G20 agenda - Eco-Business
US President Donald Trump’s trade wars have eclipsed the importance of foreign direct investments and its role in promoting sustainable development around the world. To achieve the SDGs, the world must free up flows of foreign investment.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  FDI  government-policy  trade  trade-agreements  NAFTA  location-USA  trump 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Textile Industry Shattered by China Trade Embraces Trump Crusade - Bloomberg
While there’s no shortage of doom and gloom coming from corporate America about President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, there is at least one U.S. industry cheering him on: textiles.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  textiles-clothing-industries  NAFTA  china  manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics  trade  imports  exports 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Texas benefits most in a collaborative U.S.-Mexico relationship. [Opinion] - Houston Chronicle
Because Texas is the origin, destination or transit territory for nearly two-thirds of bi-national trade — which stands at some $560 billion per year — the state could be deeply affected by any reduction in bi-national economic activity.
opinion  texas  mexico  NAFTA  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-427  free-trade-agreements 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
How Exposed Is Your State to Trade Tensions? - Route Fifty
Implementation of U.S.-China tariffs or withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement would have bigger economic effects on some states compared to the more limited impacts of other recent trade decisions, a new Moody’s Investors Service report found.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  tariffs  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-426 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
How traffic jams at the U.S.-Mexico border ripple through the economy - Dallas News
You may not think very much about border transportation issues if you don't live in El Paso or Laredo, Texas, or Nogales, Ariz., or Otay Mesa, Calif.

People who live in those cities know that the traffic along an increasingly active international border affects their lives daily. But what happens there also has profound effects for millions of people who live nowhere near U.S.-Mexico border.
Around-the-web  this-week-426  us-mexico-border  mexico  NAFTA  global-supply-chain  business-globalization  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
U.S. Lawmakers Urge Trump to Stay at Nafta Table - Bloomberg
The plea came a day after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer warned the three nations are “nowhere near close to a deal” to update the region’s 24-year-old free-trade pact and negotiators missed a top legislator’s deadline for progress.
government-policy  NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  canada  mexico  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The New Aluminum and Steel Tariffs: Implementation, Consequences, and Next Steps - Area Development
Businesses that use steel and/or aluminum need to understand how the recently enacted tariffs will affect their supply chain as well as their bottom line.
area-development-features  Matt  aluminum-industry  site-selection  logistics  supply-chain  manufacturing  trade  trade-agreements  NAFTA  government-policy 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
What Chinese Tariffs Targeting American Crops Will Mean For Farmers - WBUR News
Today, the Chinese government announced tariffs on 128 American products, including food. Pork will be taxed 25 percent, and wine, dried fruit, and nuts are now subject to a 15 percent duty.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  food-industry  food-processing  NAFTA  china  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  globalization  global-supply-chain  supply-chain  logistics  insider-4-12-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results - McKinsey & Company
Global respondents see trade-policy changes as rising risks to growth, and those in developed economies report a more cautious outlook overall than their emerging-economy peers.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  globalization  government-policy  economic-development  insider-4-12-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Why the Rust Belt economy will suffer in a trade war - Brookings
Exports contribute significantly to the U.S. economy, today representing 12.3 percent of U.S. GDP. And the Rust Belt is at the center of this export economy, generating 26 percent of export-derived GDP (Figure 1). As prior Brookings analysis shows, “Trump Country,” particularly the communities of the Rust Belt, has been more affected by trade-related dislocations but also relies more on exports for jobs than other parts of the country.
free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  government-policy  NAFTA  Trans-Pacific-Partnership  tariffs  Around-the-web  this-week-415 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Businesses sitting ‘on their wallets’ amid NAFTA uncertainty, but deal possible by March: Canadian envoy - Financial Post
“We aren’t going to take any old deal,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last week at a town hall in Nanaimo, British Columbia
NAFTA  Around-the-web  this-week-412  free-trade-agreements  government-policy 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Why Des Moines and Iowa business leaders support NAFTA - Des Moines Register
Iowa exports more to our two NAFTA partners – Canada and Mexico – than to the next 23 countries combined. Iowa stands to lose a great deal if the North American Free Trade Agreement is dismantled, rather than updated and improved.
NAFTA  iowa  opinion  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-412  industry-organizations  economic-development-agencies  midwest  regional-reports  agribusiness 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Cars block the road to a renegotiated NAFTA - An axle to grind - The Economist
ROBERT LIGHTHIZER, the United States Trade Representative, wants renegotiation of the North-American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to speed up. When the sixth round of talks ended on January 29th with only three chapters agreed, he griped: “We owe it to our citizens, who are operating in a state of uncertainty, to move much faster.” But given the changes he wants, any more speed risks a crash.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  NAFTA  trade-agreements  government-policy  economic-development 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
This City Once Made Much of What Canada Bought. But No More - The New York Times
For most of Canada’s history, Peterborough manufactured much of what Canada bought or used, including chain saws, outboard motors, boats, refrigerators, alarm clocks, locks, oatmeal and electrical motors and generators. The city was so closely associated with an 80-acre General Electric complex in its heart that it became known “the Electric City.”
this-week-410  Around-the-web  Matt  location-canada  manufacturing  canada  economic-development  NAFTA  trade-agreements 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
NAFTA promotes U.S. manufacturing in the food and agriculture sector - TheHill
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is important to the frozen food and beverage industry and the 670,000 jobs the sector supports throughout the United States. Frozen food makers depend on a reliable, safe and state-of-the-art logistics and supply chain network to efficiently and competitively make and distribute food that the world enjoys every day.
food-processing  industry-reports  mexico  canada  NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-207 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Three Things CEOs Should Do Now to Prepare for the New NAFTA - BCG.com
As the three countries move through their last two rounds of 2017 talks in Mexico City and Washington, DC, the differences in negotiating positions remain wide.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  mexico  canada  government-policy  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Trade Worries Led Wisconsin Mill Town to Trump. It’s Still Uneasy. - The New York Times
NEENAH, Wis. — In Winnebago County, they’ve seen the paper mills close, one by one.

While Kimberly-Clark, founded here in 1872, still employs several thousand people locally, abandoned mills dot smaller towns in the region. Paper production has moved to cheaper locales overseas with less stringent pollution rules. That has left a pall — and a sense of fear and insecurity — hanging over places like Neenah, even as factories in other industries are still humming.

For many, the villain is trade.
free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  NAFTA  this-week-405  Around-the-web 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Mercedes-Benz Vans chief: North Charleston plant already adding U.S. jobs, with or without new NAFTA - postandcourier.com
While the debate continues over whether stricter trade rules are needed to boost U.S. jobs, the head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans plant in North Charleston says his company is already helping to fulfill President Donald Trump's campaign promise to put more Americans to work.
south-carolina  automotive-industry  mercedes-benz  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  NAFTA  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Business Leaders See Strong Trade Future, With or Without NAFTA - The Rivard Report
As NAFTA negotiators entered their fourth round of talks this week in Washington, members of the San Antonio business community heard relative optimism regarding the future of commercial relations between Texas and Mexico.
this-week-400  Around-the-web  Matt  mexico  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Nafta Talks Left Reeling After Aggressive U.S. Proposals Land - Bloomberg
The fourth round of negotiations is nearing an end amid rising tensions after the U.S. presented proposals that could be politically unfeasible for Canada and Mexico. U.S. industry and Congress, meanwhile, are mounting a more vocal defense for preserving regional trade ties as they sense the discussions could be in trouble.
NAFTA  Around-the-web  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
First Person: A 20-Year Take on the Supply Chain Revolution - Area Development
Supply chain and logistics activities have become a much more visible part of the real estate industry and crucial among developers over the past 20 years.
supply-chain  logistics  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  first-person 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
How U.S. Manufacturers Can Navigate the Route to the New Trade Policy - Area Development
Manufacturers need to prepare now for prospective trade policy changes so that they may recalibrate their supply chains if need be.
area-development-features  Matt  trade  trade-agreements  supply-chain  logistics  manufacturing  NAFTA  TPP 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
The Mexico phenomenon goes on - Automotive News
Mexico continues reeling in foreign direct investment by automakers and suppliers. The capital movement is leading to higher vehicle production, more exports and a rising income level that – in turn – is fueling a double-digit growth of domestic car and trucks sales.
Around-the-web  automotive-industry  mexico  NAFTA  FDI  business-globalization  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
The big three unknowns for US manufacturers with trade policy in flux - Industrial Insights - PwC
The Trump Administration’s aim to tie US trade relations more closely to domestic manufacturing growth is prompting US companies and their trading partners to re-think supply chain and operations strategy. We see US governors, senators and industry associations reaching across US borders to put forward their cases as North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) heads toward a renegotiation later this year.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-392-top 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
NAFTA And Brexit Will Reshape Logistics Real Estate - Forbes
But former industrial areas and other secondary and tertiary logistics and industrial markets will be hurt by the political move toward greater protectionism, represented by the Trump administration's assertion that at some point it might look to renegotiate the terms of NAFTA — the U.S. trade agreement allowing tariff-free movement of goods between the U.S., Canada and Mexico — or alter the trading relationship with China.
this-week-392  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  trump  government-policy  trade  trade-agreements  brexit  NAFTA 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
'Made in America', free trade aren't mutually exclusive — far from it - TheHill
A policy of free trade and open global competition is perfectly compatible with a thriving U.S. manufacturing sector. Expanding trade enabled by free trade agreements does not necessarily mean we produce less stuff in America, but it does steer Americans to produce a different and higher-value mix of goods for sale at home and abroad.
Around-the-web  this-week-392  u.s.-manufacturing  business-globalization  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  NAFTA 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Trade Talk with Dr Walter Kemmsies: What's the deal with NAFTA? - JLL
In May 2017, the Trump administration gave Congress official notice that it plans to renegotiate NAFTA. Find out the impacts that renegotiations might have on U.S. logistics and industrial real estate through the expertise of Dr. Walter Kemmsies.
business-globalization  economic-analysis  supply-chain  industrial-real-estate  NAFTA  mexico  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a NAFTA Overhaul? - HBR
The proposed “border adjustment” that is part of a tax reform package Congress is debating could cause the U.S. dollar to appreciate relative to other currencies. Under the plan, companies would not be able to deduct the cost of imports from their revenue, a move that today enables them to lower their overall tax burden. At the same time, exports and other foreign sales would be made tax free.
global-supply-chain  business-globalization  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  NAFTA  mexico  canada  this-week-391-top  Around-the-web 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Renegotiating the U.S.-Mexico relationship in 2017 - Brookings Institution
The nature of the bilateral relationship between the United States and Mexico has important implications for both the local and international geopolitical landscapes. With global attention turned toward the shifting relationship, competent diplomacy and productive trade relations between the two world powers are more pertinent than ever.
business-globalization  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  mexico  NAFTA  Around-the-web  this-week-388 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
NAFTA 2.0 and the Art of the Deal - Global Trade Magazine
Is renegotiating NAFTA a good idea‭? ‬It depends what you are trying to accomplish.‭ ‬No agreement is perfect,‭ ‬and commerce has changed markedly since‭ ‬1994‭—‬for example,‭ ‬when NAFTA entered into force,‭ ‬there was no commercial use of the internet.‭ ‬Modernizing and updating the agreement is a worthwhile objective.‭ ‬Yet trade agreements are typically effect,‭ ‬not cause:‭ ‬nations make agreements because existing commercial relationships are important,‭ ‬not the other way around.‭ ‬Overall,‭ ‬NAFTA has helped to triple merchandise trade among the three economies in nominal terms,‭ ‬from‭ ‬$306‭ ‬billion in‭ ‬1993‭ ‬to just over‭ ‬$1‭ ‬trillion in‭ ‬2015.‭ ‬But it’s important to remember that Canada and Mexico were the United States‭’ ‬number‭ ‬1‭ ‬and number‭ ‬3‭ ‬trading partners respectively before NAFTA,‭ ‬and they hold the same rank today.
NAFTA  business-globalization  government-policy  canada  mexico  Around-the-web  this-week-387-top 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
AIN Blog: U.S. Aero Industry Uneasy Over Trump's Mexico Tariff - Aviation International News
Major aerospace and defense firms with manufacturing facilities in Mexico include Honeywell, Goodrich, Gulfstream, Textron, Rockwell Collins, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Safran, Fokker, Triumph, GE, Bombardier and Meggitt
NAFTA  mexico  Aerospace  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-384 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
With NAFTA, Mexico and the U.S. build things together - Dallas News
While "free trade" has been blamed for job losses in many parts of the nation, as of 2014 nearly five million jobs across the U.S. depend on trade with Mexico. These jobs are not just in Texas. In 2015, Mexico was the first or second export destination for 30 out of 50 states.
free-trade-agreements  mexico  canada  NAFTA  Around-the-web  government-policy  economic-analysis  texas  opinion  this-week-384 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Jobs in Trump Administration - IndustryWeek
The emphasis on a stronger manufacturing sector, at its core, is a focus on increasing jobs. Ross points out that one trade agreement in particular, NAFTA, has cost the U.S. jobs.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  trump  manufacturing  NAFTA  trade-agreements  jobs 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
How a border tax could divide Boeing and its suppliers - Reuters
A U.S. tax overhaul proposed by Republican leaders in Congress would deepen divisions between big manufacturers like Boeing Co and the thousands of smaller companies that supply them, according to suppliers and tax and trade experts.
NAFTA  border-tax  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  mexico  parts-suppliers  global-supply-chain  Aerospace  Boeing  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Also Made in Mexico: Lifesaving Medical Devices - NYTimes.com
The North American Free Trade Agreement has transformed this sprawling border town from gritty party spot to something entirely different: a world capital of medical devices.
mexico  NAFTA  Around-the-web  this-week-381  medical-device  industry-reports  nearshoring  industry-clusters 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump Nafta Blueprint Raises Concerns in Canada and Mexico - WSJ
Draft document signals willingness to promote ‘Buy American’ agenda but tempers some campaign threats.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  NAFTA  trade  made-in-america  mexico  canada  location-canada  trump  manufacturing 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Supply Chains And Adjusting To Trump: Think Local And Global - Forbes
An early viewpoint from the January meeting of political and business movers and shakers in Davos is that thinking too globally might not be the wisest strategy: a shift to “localizing” operations is a good fallback position.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  trump  logistics  supply-chain  made-in-america  trade-agreements  trade  NAFTA  localization  globalization 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
This Southern Town Made Wooden Coffins. Now A Mexican Town Will. - The Huffington Post
Batesville Casket has planned a job fair Friday for its soon-to-be-laid-off employees. Unlike the workers at Carrier Corp., the Indiana plant Trump pressured to stay open, the Batesville Casket employees aren’t unionized. Part of the reason the Carrier case received so much coverage is that workers were able to complain to the media without fear of getting fired. The Batesville case is much more typical, as hundreds of American firms lay off workers and shift production abroad every year with hardly any attention in the national media.
Around-the-web  this-week-379  mexico  NAFTA  mississippi  nearshoring 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
The Trouble With Trade: People Understand It - The Huffington Post
Ever since Donald Trump was elected there has been a huge backlash among elite-types against those blaming trade for their problems. Major news outlets have been filled with misleading and dishonest stories claiming that the real cause of manufacturing job loss has been automation and that people are stupid to worry about trade.
this-week-378  Around-the-web  Matt  trade  trump  trade-agreements  NAFTA 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
After meeting with Trudeau, Trump says NAFTA deal with Canada just needs to be 'tweaked' - CTV News
After his first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he only plans to “tweak” the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada, while his administration has a lot more work to do with Mexico.
Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  trade  trade-agreements  trump  NAFTA 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Texas on front lines of NAFTA negotiations - PBS NewsHour
President Donald Trump announced this week his plan to renegotiate NAFTA, a free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, citing a loss of jobs in the U.S. But many business owners and politicians in Texas, which shares a border with Mexico, favor the deal.
NAFTA  mexico  free-trade-agreements  texas  Around-the-web  this-week-375  government-policy 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Editor’s Note: About Those Manufacturing Jobs - Area Development
Now that the presidential election results have been certified, both economic analysts and corporate executives are trying to figure out what to expect under the new Trump administration. If Trump follows through on his campaign promises of spending on infrastructure and revising personal and corporate taxes, as well as deregulation moves, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) projects the U.S. economy will grow 2.3 percent in 2017 and 3 percent in 2018.
editors-note  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  economic-development  trump  NAFTA  trade-agreements  trade 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Canada’s Intent to Create the World’s Largest Trading Bloc - Area Development
With CETA in place, an investment in Canada will double the market access of American companies already taking advantage of NAFTA.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  trade  trade-agreements  business-globalization  NAFTA  CETA  exports 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Warehousing, logistics demand rising on US-Mexico border - JOC
At major border crossing points, industrial developers are eyeing logistics projects, including warehousing and distribution centers, as cross-border trade between the two countries continues to grow, despite the uncertain future of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
NAFTA  mexico  texas  new-mexico  arizona  california  warehousing  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-372  business-globalization 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Security Concerns Take a Back Seat as More US Manufacturers Look to Mexico - csnnews.com
Experts who help foreign companies build factories in Mexico report a recent surge in interest by U.S. and international firms, with executives voicing less concern about Mexico’s crime and security problems.
mexico  NAFTA  business-climate  nearshoring  manufacturing  supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-361  this-week-362 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Michigan and Ontario to promote region's auto industry - MLive.com
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a memorandum with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to promote the region's automotive industry.

They were near Traverse City on Wednesday at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars. The state and province are creating a working group to focus on autonomous vehicles, lightweight materials, alternative fuels and other best practices.
industry-clusters  canada  location-canada  Michigan  ontario  automotive-industry  NAFTA  government-policy  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Being prepared for the next Mexican automotive boom - Roland Berger
Several volume and premium OEMs have recently initiated their first major manufacturing endeavors in Mexico. These investments have a clear focus on export as Mexico continues to turn into a global manufacturing hub, away from the pure former NAFTA focus.
NAFTA  automotive-industry  industry-clusters  mexico  Around-the-web  this-week-351-top 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Nafta May Have Saved Many Autoworkers’ Jobs - The New York Times
The integration of production across countries with complementary labor forces — cheaper workers in Mexico to perform many basic tasks, with more highly paid and productive engineers and workers in the United States — turned out to play a central role in reviving the auto industry in North America.
NAFTA  automotive-industry  detroit  industry-clusters  mexico  business-globalization  politics  Around-the-web  this-week-348  right-to-work  organized-labor  south  south-atlantic 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Congress quietly moves NAFTA superhighway corridors forward in FAST Act - Examiner.com
Tucked into the 1,300-page federal highway bill, ‘Fixing America’s Surface Transportation’ Act, or FAST Act, that passed at the end of 2015, Congress quietly advanced several corridors of the NAFTA superhighway system, like Interstate-11. The interstate will connect Phoenix to Las Vegas and will ultimately run from Nogales, Arizona to northeast Washington State, establishing key trade corridors from Mexico to Canada.
NAFTA  highways  transportation  infrastructure  business-globalization  government-policy  FAST-act  canada  mexico  Around-the-web  this-week-340 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Canada’s R&D tax breaks can’t replace strategic innovation policy - The Globe and Mail
Canada is among the biggest public spenders on research and development. Not only do we have one of the highest levels of spending on research in the world by our postsecondary institutions, but Canada also has one of the most generous tax-incentive programs to support research-and-development spending.
canada  taxes-incentives  NAFTA  research&development  innovation  competitiveness  this-week-322  Around-the-web 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Adios Chicago! Oreo Production to Roll into Mexico - Global Trade Magazine
The maker of Oreo cookies and a host of other iconic food products, New Jersey-based Mondelēz International– formerly known as Kraft Foods Inc.–has said it will move production of Oreo cookies from its plant in southwest Chicago to its newest facility in Salinas, Mexico.
The company said it would invest $170 million in the installation of four “state-of-the art” production lines at the new Mexican plant to replace nine “older, inefficient lines” at the Chicago facility.
food-processing  oreo  chicago  NAFTA  mexico  nearshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-319 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Recent Deals Spotlight Growing Investor Appetite for Industrial Assets Along U.S./Mexico Border - CoStar Group
Lower Tariffs Under NAFTA , Factory Reshoring and Lower Energy Costs Fueling Distribution & Manufacturing Expansion In Texas Border Markets
NAFTA  mexico  nearshoring  backshoring  industrial-real-estate  Around-the-web  this-week-314 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Mexico getting auto investment, U.S. holding its own; Canada losing - Detroit Free Press
The U.S., Canada and Mexico are united under NAFTA but fierce rivals in the boardroom to win automotive investment and jobs.
automotive-industry  mexico  nearshoring  business-globalization  NAFTA  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
BNSF taps growing U.S.-Mexico intermodal volume with new service - JOC.com
The value of U.S-Mexico trade has been steadily growing, driven by increased auto and white goods manufacturing in Mexico, along with demand for U.S. agriculture products and steel. U.S. rail imports from Mexico were up 6.6 percent by value to $21.1 billion in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2013, according to U.S. Department of Transportation. Within the same period, U.S. rail exports to Mexico were up 6.9 percent to $14.4 billion. Total U.S.-Mexico rail trade by value rose 6.7 percent year-over-year in the first half of this year to $35.5 billion.
rail-logitsics  mexico  NAFTA  automotive-industry  bnsf  logistics  freight-logistics  this-week-278  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Is it Time for a Cross-Border Checkup? - Supply Chain 24/7
Several clients expressed concern that the service providers they’ve had in place for years might not be appropriate for the increased role Mexico plays in their current and future supply chain.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  mexico  logistics  supply-chain  global-supply-chain  nearshoring  this-week-273  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Three Workplace Tips for Corporations Expanding into Latin America - JLL
JLL advises multinational corporations on real estate and workplace strategies when expanding into Latin America
nearshoring  international-location-reports  latin-america  mexico  NAFTA  this-week-272  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
NAFTA: A 50-Year Success Story for U.S. Manufacturing - MAPI
The very large and mutual gains from free trade within North America began with the U.S.-Canada Auto Pact of 1965, which created the economic and political momentum for the comprehensive U.S.-Canada free trade agreement of 1988. The path-breaking extension of free trade by these two industrialized nations to a major developing country, Mexico, in the 1994 North America Free Trade Agreement completed the regional economic integration among the three democracies based on private sector–driven free trade and market-based currencies.
u.s.-manufacturing  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  NAFTA  mexico  canada  economic-analysis  this-week-261  around-the-web  industry-organizations 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
A tale of two Mexicos: Growth and prosperity in a two-speed economy - McKinsey & Company
A modern, fast-growing Mexico, with globally competitive multinationals and cutting-edge manufacturing plants, exists amid a far larger group of traditional Mexican enterprises that do not contribute to growth. These two Mexicos are moving in opposite directions.
fdi-mexico  NAFTA  business-globalization  nearshoring  mexico  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing Is Back. Sort Of. - Bloomberg View
Ford Motor Co. says it will be moving production of its F-650 and F-750 pickup trucks from Escobedo, Mexico, to Avon Lake, Ohio. This may seem like a triumph for U.S. competitiveness, but as usual, the truth about modern American manufacturing is more complex.
u.s.-manufacturing  nearshoring  backshoring  automotive-industry  ford  ohio  mexico  NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  this-week-253  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
NAFTA, 20 Years Later: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs? - Knowledge@Wharton
Even now, 20 years after NAFTA was enacted in 1994, the trade agreement’s legacy remains enshrouded in controversy, not only in the United States, but in Canada and Mexico as well.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  mexico  canada  this-week-251  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
NAFTA at 20: Ready to take off again? - The Economist
Two decades ago the North American Free-Trade Agreement got off to a flying start. Then it stalled
NAFTA  mexico  canada  nearshoring  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  this-week-243  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Mexico may be NAFTA’s biggest winner - Canadian Manufacturing
On the 20th anniversary, economic numbers indicate strongly that Mexico has gotten the most benefit from the trade deal
business-globalization  NAFTA  mexico  manufacturing  this-week-243  around-the-web  nearshoring 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Are Automakers Pushing Further in Central Mexico? - IndustryWeek
Major OEMs are pouring money into the country, deemed the ideal export location for both North and South America.
OEMs  automotive-industry  mexico  nearshoring  NAFTA  this-week-242  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
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