The Trump administration wants to dictate how and where global auto companies make cars and parts to secure duty-free treatment under the new NAFTA -- in its most direct intervention yet to manage trade and production, people familiar with the effort told Bloomberg.

The issue is being discussed between Trump administration officials, congressional staff, and domestic and foreign auto makers in the context of the legislation that lawmakers will vote on for the trade deal to take effect. The White House wants specific language that would allow it to unilaterally administer the production rules for companies.

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New Trade Deal Could Give The White House Influence On Where Vehicles Are Made

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