Trump Sticks with NAFTA, Toes Line with EPA Standards
Trump’s campaign message about withdrawing from NAFTA takes a turn.
Ever since President Donald Trump ordered a review of the EPA standards in March, there has been some concern that the existing policy would be tanked or altered drastically for automakers. Prior to today's meeting, Mitch Bainwol, chief executive of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, made it clear to the administration:
Right on the heels of EPA meetings, the Detroit Free Press reported that repsentatives of the major American automakers told the Trunmp administration that the North America Free Trade Agreement, also known as NAFTA, is a critical alliance put in place to strengthen manufacturing and profits for a majority of the companies involved.
Donald Trump had said he was ready to withdraw from NAFTA, but instead, he had this to say after he received calls from leaders of Mexico and Canada:
Both EPA standards and NAFTA have massive implications for the automotive industry's long-term plans for product development and manufacturing. However, many agree NAFTA could be reformed to better suit the modern needs of the United States: