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NAFTA jitters hit US automotive parts makers

Detroit – If there’s one thing a CEO hates, it’s uncertainty.

Will President Trump tear up NAFTA, torpedo the corporate average fuel economy or trigger a trade war with China? Until they find out, automotive suppliers might be tempted to delay any big decisions.

For now they can sit tight. US vehicle sales have leveled off after a six-year boom, so most suppliers aren’t struggling to eliminate production bottlenecks.

“We don’t anticipate a change coming soon,” said one senior executive of a major global supplier, who asked not…

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