May 18, 2017 - The article, "Rules Of Origin For Automobiles Under A New NAFTA" by Dean Pinkert was published in Law360.
The Trump administration announced on May 18 that it is initiating a process to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which comes on the heels of its decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Depending on where you get your news, you may either have heard that the rules of origin for automobiles under NAFTA are so flexible that they left a gaping hole for TPP negotiators to fill or that it is the TPP rules that cry out for tightening. As the administration begins the process of renegotiating NAFTA, industry stakeholders will wish to know whether TPP rules are to be emulated or avoided. As with many matters of trade policy, the answer is, “It’s complicated.”