Canadian Shipper


April 20, 2018

New auto rules will be the ‘core’ of future NAFTA deal, Freeland predicts

Washington, DC — New automotive rules will be the centrepiece of a new NAFTA agreement, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday during a round of negotiations she characterized as being focused on cars. In an exchange with reporters between sessions at the U.S. trade representative’s office across from the White House, Freeland said she and her peers are now down to the finest details on auto rules of origin. “(This) really is the heart of this negotiation,” she said. “I believe very strongly, and I think this is a view shared by the two other countries, that rules of origin for autos, the highly integrated automotive sector, is really at the heart of the NAFTA negotiation. “If we can get that right, that