Trump’s NAFTA replacement could harm car production – Dallas Fed research

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US president Donald Trump’s new North American trade agreement could decrease the trade area’s automotive production competitiveness, research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas finds.

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) imposes “more restrictive rules-of-origin requirements will increase production costs that, in turn, will imply higher prices, reduced output and a decrease in consumer surplus in the region”, Daniel Chiquiar and co-authors write.

The authors estimate the effects of

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