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February,  2017


NAFTA Briefing: Trade benefits to the automotive industry and potential consequences of withdrawal from the agreement
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada, and Mexico has been in place since January 1994. Continent-wide reduction or elimination of customs tariffs allowed vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to optimize ope (...)
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Top Legal Issues Facing the Automotive Industry in 2017
Predicting what any industry will do in 2017 is a challenge.  We have to consider Brexit, a new President, NAFTA is up in the air … and all this coming after a robust year of sales in 2016.  But, this is an Automotive Industry Blog, so predict 20 (...)
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Canada’s path toward new automotive investments
Winning new automotive investment requires financial incentives from taxpayers, strong marketing by governments and enthusiastic local champions who can sell an auto maker’s head office on Canada as a good place to build vehicles, says a new study (...)
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German Auto Industry Warns Against Trump’s ‘Border Tax’
Germany's auto industry warned this week that President-elect Donald Trump's threatened "border tax" would harm the economies of both countries.Trump criticized numerous automakers in recent weeks for building vehicles in Mexico (...)
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Trucks: Steps in Right Direction for North America Class 8 Market
Industry conditions improving, stocks already discounting. Indicators we track to predict Class 8 orders improved m/m during December; we believe this supports gradual return to replacement levels by spring (~230,000 order SAAR), more meaningful impr (...)
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Autos: North America Build Solid in Q4; Upside Potential in 2017
North America production expanded 1% in Q4, meeting our/consensus estimate. We look for flat production in 2017 with inventory levels ticking lower offset by modest US demand growth (+0-1%). Positively, there are increasing signs (e.g., consumer conf (...)
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Connected Cars: Navigating Top Trends in 2017
Yesterday, the Automotive Industry Team of Foley & Larnder LLP (yes, us), hosted its annual event at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. Eschewing narrow or small topics, we charged into 2017 by trying to predict just what (...)
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Private Equity Compensation Trends in North America 2016 - automotive
Over the last 15 years, private equity firm activity has increased significantly in the automotive industry.  And, the activity is not limited to one particular sector in the industry - it has permeated the entire breadth of the industry from OEMs t (...)
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Auto Execs Say One Connected Car Generates 10 Times More Revenue Than A Conventional Vehicle: KPMG Survey
As a result, auto execs say measuring market share in car units sold is an outdated metric; To maximize consumer value, cars need their own ecosystemAdvancements such as connectivity, big data, autonomous vehicles and artificial intellige (...)
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Global Automotive M&A Deals Insights Year-end 2016
We are pleased to present Global Automotive M&A Deals Insights Year-end 2016, PwC’s review of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity and key trends impacting the global automotive industry.In this edition, we look at: (...)
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Understanding Incentives in the Automotive Industry
In the competition between states and localities for new automotive jobs and investment, economic development incentives often play an integral role in influencing corporate location decisions. Incentives -- which can take the form of cash grants; ta (...)
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Honing US Manufacturing’s Competitive Edge
Judging from the recent political furor over US factory jobs going to Mexico, one might get the impression that the US is facing another exodus of manufacturers. In fact, the opposite is true. Offshoring has dropped dramatically, particularly with re (...)
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Manufacturing USA program design and progress: A third-party evaluation
Manufacturing USA, the industry-led, interagency program charged with revitalizing American manufacturing competitiveness, engaged Deloitte to conduct a third-party assessment and validation of its program and collective impact across its national in (...)
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Did Trade with China Make U.S. Manufacturing Less Innovative?
In early 2016 economists David Autor, David Dorn, and Gordon Hanson published an influential paper that highlighted some of the costs of global trade. They reviewed the literature and reported that trade with China had cost the U.S. as many as one mi (...)
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Commercial Contract Risk in 2017
Coming off a record year in car sales, it’s expected that warranty and recall costs will continue to be on the rise. With that in mind, it’s vital that OEMs and suppliers have both their foreign and domestic contracts in line.Avoid (...)
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The emerging model shift in global talent mobility
Today’s businesses have more mobility, more challenges, and more choices than ever before.In order to develop people and compete for top talent, today’s employers must strive for a more seamless and gratifying mobility experience. Bui (...)
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Canada’s Intent to Create the World’s Largest Trading Bloc
Canada’s signing of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) offers a competitive advantage to companies choosing a Canadian location.Signed in Brussels in October by Canada and the EU after seven years of negotiations, the Com (...)
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Top priorities for US boards in 2017
Geopolitical developments, innovation and technology are rapidly accelerating change in the global economy and affecting how companies create competitive advantage. Boards should continue to rethink and address their organization’s strategy, risk m (...)
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Council, Gallup: U.S. Suffering from Productivity Decline
For many Americans the post-recession economy doesn't present the opportunity they wished came with growth. Rising stock prices and low unemployment have masked a low-growth status quo that threatens future U.S. prosperity. Drawing on proprietary Gal (...)
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Kentucky’s Right-to-Work Earthquake Reverberates Across State Lines
Kentucky’s Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, has now officially signed right-to-work legislation–along with other jobs legislation–into law.Yet the impact of Kentucky’s right-to-work legislation could move beyond the state’s border (...)
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What is top-of-mind for US CEOs for 2017? How US CEOs plan to grow in 2017 and beyond.
US CEO confidence has picked up and CEOs around the world are pinning their hopes for growth on the US economy, according to the 2017 Global CEO Survey. At the same time, CEOs face a new policy environment as President Trump prioritizes US jobs and d (...)
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Canadian CEOs Optimistic Over the Long-Term Despite Short-Term Uncertainty, Increased Protectionism and Continued Aversion to Risk
More than a third (38%) of Canadian CEOs are confident of their company’s growth in the next 12 months while 59% agree it is tougher to compete amidst growing protectionismCEOs around the world have many challenges to address in the yea (...)
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In Focus: Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Sector
To drive market gains in today’s rapid pace of digitization, organizations must move decisively to align technology and digital with strategy and culture, choosing continuous improvement, agility, automation and transparency over business-as-usual. (...)
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Homeward bound: nearshoring continues, labor becomes a limiting factor, and automation takes root
A decade ago, the labor-cost advantages of offshoring were clear as developed markets like the United States and western Europe moved production facilities closer to their main bases of consumption. Today, determining the strategic locations of manuf (...)
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Global Supply Chain Report 2017
Explore how purchasers and suppliers are working together to improve sustainability across global supply chains and taking advantage of low-carbon opportunities.To download 48-page report, (...)
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Business, Government Leaders Address U.S. Leadership in the Global Economy at National Competitiveness Forum
Prominent CEOs, university presidents, national lab directors and labor leaders propose ways to fix America’s declining productivity and increase U.S. competitiveness.In one of the largest gatherings of major public- and private-sector (...)
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Client Alert: New Administration: Continued Emphasis on Compliance
A New Outlook From The White House? Following eight years of a Democratic President with a career businessman will likely lead to a regulatory climate that is more friendly to business generally.  However, the legal framework that emphasizes corpora (...)
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Mississippi: Proposed New Rule Requires Out-of-State Sellers with Substantial Economic Presence to Collect Use Tax on In-State Sales
Proposed New Rule: Title 35, Part IV, Subpart 3, Chapter 9: Out of State Sales into the State, Miss. Dept. of Rev. (1/12/17). The Mississippi Department of Revenue (Department) has issued a proposed new administrative rule explaining that certain out (...)
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Tennessee DOR Explains Entities Included in an “Affiliated Group” for Franchise & Excise Tax Purposes
FAQs: Franchise and Excise Tax, Tenn. Dept. of Rev. (1/11/17). The Tennessee Department of Revenue (Department) explains that for Tennessee franchise and excise tax purposes, an affiliated group includes:- A taxpayer that, standing alone, (...)
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U.S. Gallup-Purdue Index Report 2016
Learn what more than 11,000 U.S. college graduates have to say about the value of career services, mentorship and whether their alma mater was a good place for various minority groups to study.Gallup has found that only one in 10 U.S. bus (...)
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