Tariff Tracker: How Will Shift from NAFTA to USMCA Impact the Car Industry?

Tariff Tracker: How Will Shift from NAFTA to USMCA Impact the Car Industry?

The Trump administration’s unapologetic disparagement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has resulted in a replacement agreement, announced October 1. Now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), has NAFTA changed in anything but name?

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Tariff Tracker: US-China Automobile Tariffs Causing Global Trouble

Tariff Tracker: US-China Automobile Tariffs Causing Global Trouble

For European automotive manufacturers, the trade dispute between the US and China has benefits and pitfalls. Check out a few of the reasons why.

  Automotive & Transport      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: New NAFTA Preliminary Deal Does Little to Quell Auto Market Uncertainty

Tariff Tracker: New NAFTA Preliminary Deal Does Little to Quell Auto Market Uncertainty

A renegotiation of NAFTA brokered between the US and Mexico seems to have forgotten one very important element - Canada. With all three countries required to sign off on any changes to the trade agreement, is this deal already doomed?

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Tariff Tracker: Recreational Boating Industry Is Rocked by the Rough Seas of a Trade War

Tariff Tracker: Recreational Boating Industry Is Rocked by the Rough Seas of a Trade War

The recreational boating industry is facing tariffs not only on boats themselves, but on boat parts and the materials used to construct them. These tariffs are likely to raise costs and increase uncertainty. Will this be too much to withstand for an industry that has rebounded after collapsing during the Great Recession?

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Tariff Tracker: RV Industry Faces a Steel and Aluminum Fork in the Road

Tariff Tracker: RV Industry Faces a Steel and Aluminum Fork in the Road

Recreational vehicle production - much of which is conducted in the US - is heavily reliant on steel and aluminum. Will the Trump administration's tariffs on these materials derail all of the growth the RV market has achieved since the Great Recession?

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Holy Smokes! Incidents of Electric Vehicle Fires

Holy Smokes! Incidents of Electric Vehicle Fires

Why are electric vehicles catching on fire? And are they more likely to combust than their gasoline-powered counterparts?


Airstream’s Nest Hitches to the Modern RV Consumer

Airstream’s Nest Hitches to the Modern RV Consumer

While Airstream's travel trailers are known for the distinctive aluminum shell, the company's first foray into a fiberglass model might signal a viable roadmap for the future of the recreational vehicle industry in the wake of the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

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The Best is Yet to Come: Understanding the Growing E-bike Market

The Best is Yet to Come: Understanding the Growing E-bike Market

Eco-conscious consumers looking to reduce their carbon footprints without sacrificing efficient travel might find e-bikes a desirable compromise. Find out why the future is bright for e-bikes, a growing segment of the global motorcycles market.


3 All-Electric Truck Companies to Watch

3 All-Electric Truck Companies to Watch

Could electric power be the future of the medium- and heavy-duty truck industry in North America? Check out a few of the automotive manufacturers leading the charge on electric trucks.


5 Ways the Boating Industry Is Making Waves

5 Ways the Boating Industry Is Making Waves

The recreational boating market has largely rebounded following a few stormy years post-Great Recession. Check out these 5 trends that have spurred the industry to renewed growth.

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