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Scams and schemes create enforcement morass at ports

The challenge for law enforcement is separating legitimate shipments from illegal ones in the murky area between criminal fraud and breach of private contracts.

U.S. likely to sign USMCA deal, impose Canadian metal quotas in wake of midterms

Experts believe the U.S. Congress is unwilling to test Trump's threats to pull out of NAFTA and will instead sign off on the USMCA. Meanwhile, insiders see quotas replacing tariffs.

Postelection forecast: Cloudy with a chance of tariffs

Auto industry stakeholders looking forward to some postelection progress on legislation and an end to the Trump administration's tariff volleys should probably expect the opposite.

It's high time to find a CAFE middle ground

Automakers are looking at an extended period of uncertainty over fuel economy and emissions rules. Here are some potential paths to compromise.

GM's electric vehicle proposal sparks criticism

GM is probably getting too much credit for bucking the Trump administration's attempt to water down fuel economy and emissions standards.

GM's answer to CAFE is no bold leap

The EV mandate the automaker proposed last week made for some good press, but it was only half the story.

U.S. Customs intercepts shipment of fake Mercedes parts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a large shipment of counterfeit Mercedes-Benz auto parts this month in Philadelphia that were shipped from China.

GM turns the tables in EV proposal

The proposal puts GM directly at odds with the Trump administration's anti-regulatory stance on environmental issues and out ahead of its competitors in pushing electric vehicles on a reluctant public.

Suppliers seek timeout on metal tariffs

U.S. Suppliers say they can't afford to make investments to develop domestic metal sources if they're getting hit with tariffs. Some companies want the U.S. to exempt Canada and Mexico from metal tariffs.

Suppliers seek timeout on metal tariffs

Suppliers say they can't afford to make investments to develop domestic metal sources if they're getting beat up with tariffs at the same time.

La inquietante definición de la victoria de Trump

La mayor parte de lo que contiene el USMCA ya se había conseguido en el Acuerdo Transpacífico con otras 11 naciones.

Hyundai, Kia urged again to recall nearly 3 million crossovers, sedans for fire risk

The Center for Auto Safety on Friday renewed calls for Hyundai and Kia to recall almost 3 million crossovers and sedans in the U.S. for potential noncollision fire risk.

FTC orders D.C.-area dealership group to stop deceptive recall scheme

A group of auto dealerships near Washington, D.C., and a California marketing firm settled claims they deceptively mailed more than 21,000 fake "urgent recall" notices to consumers, the FTC said.

Trump's troubling definition of victory

Most of what's in the trilateral USMCA was already accomplished in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with 11 other nations.

Trump's troubling definition of victory

Most of what's in the trilateral USMCA was already accomplished in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with 11 other nations.

Can Trump rally U.S. Congress behind USMCA?

U.S. lawmakers, industry and interest groups are withholding full-throated support for the deal until some details become clearer, such as how the new regional content and minimum-wage requirements for autos would be applied and enforced.

Can Trump rally Congress behind USMCA?

Lawmakers, industry and interest groups are withholding full-throated support for the deal until some details become clearer, such as how the new regional content and minimum-wage requirements for autos would be applied and enforced.

PSA taps Chevy for car-sharing service in Washington

UPDATED: 10/3/2018 5:45 pm ET - new story

PSA Group is adding features to its fledgling mobility services platform for the U.S. in conjunction with a new car-sharing service being launched in Washington, D.C., at the end of October.

With NAFTA redo, Trump claims victory for hardball trade tactics

President Donald Trump touted a new North American trade agreement as not only a victory for U.S. companies and workers, but also validation of an aggressive policy approach built on threatening trading partners with tariffs to exact concessions.

Auto industry, UAW await details on NAFTA rewrite

U.S. automakers, analysts and the UAW said President Donald Trump's revised NAFTA deal could have positive implications for the U.S. auto industry, but details of the agreement still needed a closer look.

Built by free trade. Standing by Trump

If the election campaign in South Carolina's 4th Congressional District is a referendum on President Donald Trump's trade policy, then the president's side is winning by a mile.

Utilities point way to CAFE compromise

Fear of disparate fuel economy regulations among states has led to calls for a negotiated deal between automakers and California to head off such an outcome and set a de facto national standard. But what would such a compromise look like?

Honda accelerates next phase of Takata recall

Honda is beginning the next round of recalls for Takata passenger front airbag inflators a couple months ahead of schedule because it has adequate replacement parts in stock and has had high repair rates so far.

UAW offers muted support for Trump trade policy

The UAW is reserving judgment on the Trump administration's consideration of 25 percent tariffs across all auto and auto parts imports, Legislative Director Josh Nasser told a Senate panel.

Company settles with feds over sale of emissions control defeat device software

Derive Systems agreed to pay more than $6 million to improve internal compliance procedures and pay a civil penalty of $300,000 to settle charges that it sold 363,000 aftermarket emissions control defeat devices for cars and trucks, the EPA and Department of Justice said.


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