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Research Vlog: NAFTA

05.07.2018 | Ben Phillips, CFA
The Ultimate NAFTA Cheat Sheet




This Week's Highlights

  • The emergence of China tariffs and a potential trade war over the past month have pushed NAFTA negotiations out of the media’s spotlight.


  • We believe the automotive rule of origin threshold will be increased. U.S. automotive parts manufacturers may benefit from a higher threshold, while car companies may need to relocate factories and reconfigure supply chains.


  • Kansas City Southern (KSU): Railroad transportation company with operations in the Midwest, Mexico, and Panama. Its an integral part of the U.S.-Mexico supply chain for the automotive, chemical, agriculture, and energy industries. In our view, KSU benefits from NAFTA continuation.


  • Automakers: Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Toyota (TM), and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) may be negatively impacted if management teams need to select new parts suppliers or build new factories to meet a higher NAFTA content threshold.


  • We are optimistic of a NAFTA agreement in principle by July, which would relieve some market uncertaintyRead about other 2Q'18 legislative items we are following.



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