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It's based on Trump's proposed $12 billion aid package for farmers

It's based on Trump's proposed $12 billion aid package for farmers.

Report

Model S and X go up by over $20,000

Model S and X go up by over $20,000.

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The markets feel reassured by data, reports

The markets feel reassured by data, reports.

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Trade situation is shifting quickly

Trade situation is shifting quickly

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Trade concessions could mean an end to the dispute

Trade concessions could mean an end to the dispute.

Followup

'We'll be doing something'

"We'll be doing something."

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'We suspect the Trump team will push ahead with these policies'

"We suspect the Trump team will push ahead with these policies."

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German automakers may be ready for EU to drop tariffs on U.S. cars

German automakers may be ready for EU to drop tariffs on U.S. cars

ETC

Our allies' view: ‘No leader is forever’

Our allies' view: "No leader is forever."

Official

Chamber of Commerce says 2 million U.S. jobs are in jeopardy

WASHINGTON/PARIS — Canada and Mexico retaliated against the U.S. government's decision on Thursday to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and the European Union had its own reprisals ready to go, reigniting investor fears of a global trade war. The tariffs, announced by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a telephone briefing on Thursday, ended months of uncertainty about potential exemptions and suggested a hardening of the Trump administration's approach to trade negotiatio

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"We want to compete and we want to win based on merit”

General Motors chief Mary Barra said today her company needs a level playing field on trade with other countries, with equivalent or no tariffs in order to successfully compete in a global auto industry. She made her comments during a "Talks at GS" conversation with Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein that was carried by Yahoo Finance, a sister site to Autoblog.

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"This is a tax on Southern Germany, not the U.S."

German carmakers BMW and Daimler are under increasing pressure to diversify production of their sports utility vehicles (SUVs) outside of the United States as a result of Washington's growing trade tensions with China. Beijing's proposed 25 percent tax on U.S. car factory exports will hit nearly 270,000 vehicles, with German carmakers accounting for $7 billion of the $11 billion total.

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Same goes for Boeing, Caterpillar and John Deere

U.S. steel and aluminum companies were pleased, however.

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How might automakers like Hyundai and Kia be affected?

The U.S. goods trade deficit with South Korea has more than doubled since the U.S.-Korea free trade pact known as KORUS took effect in 2012.

Breaking

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Thursday formally launched its effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico to try to win better terms for US workers and manufacturers. With a letter to lawmakers, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he triggered a 90-day consultation period with Congress, industries and the American public that would allow talks over one of the world's biggest trading blocs to begin by Aug 16. Renegotiation of NAFTA was

Study

Automakers are on board, but what about the lawmakers?

Developing cars for different markets is very costly, and finding a way to unify regulations could dramatically reduce those costs.

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The trade dispute affecting the Chinese and US auto industries may be cooling off, as the Asian country has announced an end to controversial duties levied on some American-made vehicles. According to Reuters, this was largely in retaliation to US import tariffs on Chinese-made tires in 2009.

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We get very excited here at Autoblog when someone brings up a rare car from the Japanese domestic market, even if they are distantly related to cars we can buy in the US, like the Toyota Crown Royal Saloon Hybrid our own Sebastian Blanco tested last month. But while we think often about JDM cars, the reality is that the market is far different than what we imagine. It's largely made up of tiny, 660-cc kei cars that are ultra affordable and sip fuel.

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The Detroit News reports automakers are coming out in support of proposed free trade legislation between the US and the European Union. The Association of Global Automakers, representing major Asian manufacturers, says the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will promote economic growth, increase jobs and make US and EU companies more competitive on the global market. The legislation will also open the door for EU and US regulators to agree on one standard for emissions, crash protect

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Trade issues between the United States and Japan, especially in the automotive sector, have struck a repetitive note for decades: our market is open to them, their market is effectively closed to us. Even though Japan doesn't apply tariffs to cars we export there – whereas we tax Japanese passenger cars 2.5 percent and Japanese light trucks 25 percent – other barriers like Japan's 2,000-unit cap in the Preferential Handling Program and regulatory hurdles have limited the amount of ef

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