Suppliers look for ways around tariffs -- some pushing legal boundaries

As the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum products begin to impact bottom lines, auto suppliers are taking actions to sidestep the impact -- all proactive, but some on the outside of legality.

Japan's Aisin expects up to $360 million impact if U.S. raises auto tariffs

Japanese auto supplier Aisin Seiki said it expected to take a hit of up to $360 million if the United States raises tariffs on autos and auto parts.

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Canada sees return to NAFTA table as U.S., Mexico near auto deal

Mexico's economy minister said the country, after three weeks of renewed talks, is advancing toward a deal with the United States on new trade rules for the auto industry, which could pave the way for Canada to rejoin negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.

World's top miner charges into cobalt

BHP Billiton is advancing plans to add production of a key cobalt material used in rechargeable batteries to boost its exposure to the electric vehicle revolution.

Freudenberg prepares to adapt to EV future

The CEO of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, maker of seals and gaskets,says the supplier must evolve and emerge more agile if electric vehicle sales take off and its traditional market erodes.

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