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  • MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican Auto Industry Association on Thursday rejected U.S. proposals to increase North American content for autos produced in the region and require, under a new NAFTA deal, that half of all content come from the United States. AMIA President Eduardo Solis said the rules of origin enshrined in the current North American Free Trade Agreement have been key in creating value and integrating the auto industries of Canada, the United States and Mexico. "Our position is to not touch the methodology or the rules of origin that have allowed this sector to be successful in the three countries," Solis said at an event in Mexico City. Under NAFTA, at least 62.5 percent of the material in a car or light truck made in the region must be from North America to be able to enter the marketplace tariff-free. U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed raising the amount of NAFTA content in autos to 85 percent and securing 50 percent of the total for the United States. Those demands..

    Mexico auto group rejects U.S. proposal on NAFTA rules of origin

    MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican Auto Industry Association on Thursday rejected U.S. proposals to increase North American content for autos produced in the region and require, under a new NAFTA deal, that half of all content come from the United States. AMIA President Eduardo Solis said the rules of origin enshrined in the current North American Free Trade Agreement have been key in creating value and integrating the auto industries of Canada, the United States and Mexico. "Our position is to not touch the methodology or the rules of origin that have allowed this sector to be successful in the three countries," Solis said at an event in Mexico City. Under NAFTA, at least 62.5 percent of the material in a car or light truck made in the region must be from North America to be able to enter the marketplace tariff-free. U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed raising the amount of NAFTA content in autos to 85 percent and securing 50 percent of the total for the United States. Those demands..
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  • New rules finalized Rules, not rates, are how the housing market is controlled in the future. In the past 6 months, it's been one new rule after another for Canadians. Today regulators financed a rule that would make borrowers qualify at 2 percentage points above the contract rate, even if they put 20% down.

    Canada keeps hammering the housing market with new rules

    New rules finalized Rules, not rates, are how the housing market is controlled in the future. In the past 6 months, it's been one new rule after another for Canadians. Today regulators financed a rule that would make borrowers qualify at 2 percentage points above the contract rate, even if they put 20% down.
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  • Uber will stay in Quebec after new, stricter driver rules take effect, reports CBC News. The ride-hailing company had threatened to leave the Canadian province after an announcement that drivers would be required to complete 35 hours of training (up from 20) and have background checks.Instead of pulling out, Uber will reportedly negotiate with the Quebec government over the new rules. Uber has operated in Quebec for the past year under a government-sanctioned pilot program, and that program was just renewed for another year with the stricter rules for driver training.The Quebec government said it will not compromise on the rules, which call for background checks as well as more driver training. New drivers have eight weeks to complete their background checks, while existing drivers have two years. Background checks have proved to be a problem for Uber in the past. When Massachusetts instituted them earlier this year, more than 8,000 Uber and Lyft drivers failed.Uber faces increased ..

    Uber Will Remain In Quebec Despite New Driver Training Rules

    Uber will stay in Quebec after new, stricter driver rules take effect, reports CBC News. The ride-hailing company had threatened to leave the Canadian province after an announcement that drivers would be required to complete 35 hours of training (up from 20) and have background checks.Instead of pulling out, Uber will reportedly negotiate with the Quebec government over the new rules. Uber has operated in Quebec for the past year under a government-sanctioned pilot program, and that program was just renewed for another year with the stricter rules for driver training.The Quebec government said it will not compromise on the rules, which call for background checks as well as more driver training. New drivers have eight weeks to complete their background checks, while existing drivers have two years. Background checks have proved to be a problem for Uber in the past. When Massachusetts instituted them earlier this year, more than 8,000 Uber and Lyft drivers failed.Uber faces increased ..
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  • WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is seeking to use NAFTA to boost the U.S. steel and other basic materials industries by proposing stricter automotive content rules that require the use of North American-made steel, aluminum, copper and plastic resins. Three people who were briefed on the matter said that the U.S. rules of origin proposal would put these materials on the North American Free Trade Agreement's auto parts tracing list for the first time. The list is used to verify the regional content level of vehicles and parts so that they can qualify for tariff-free shipment to all three NAFTA countries. U.S. negotiators submitted their rules of origin proposal to Mexican and Canadian counterparts on Friday. Other sources briefed on the talks said the proposal includes raising the threshold for overall North American value content for cars, trucks and large engines to 85 percent from the current 62.5 percent and a first-ever U.S.-specific content requirement of 50 percent..

    U.S. seeks to include steel, aluminum in NAFTA autos rules

    WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is seeking to use NAFTA to boost the U.S. steel and other basic materials industries by proposing stricter automotive content rules that require the use of North American-made steel, aluminum, copper and plastic resins. Three people who were briefed on the matter said that the U.S. rules of origin proposal would put these materials on the North American Free Trade Agreement's auto parts tracing list for the first time. The list is used to verify the regional content level of vehicles and parts so that they can qualify for tariff-free shipment to all three NAFTA countries. U.S. negotiators submitted their rules of origin proposal to Mexican and Canadian counterparts on Friday. Other sources briefed on the talks said the proposal includes raising the threshold for overall North American value content for cars, trucks and large engines to 85 percent from the current 62.5 percent and a first-ever U.S.-specific content requirement of 50 percent..
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  • WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced a bill to make it easier for automakers to comply with federal fuel efficiency requirements, as the Trump administration considers softening standards that require nearly doubling the fuel economy of the U.S. new vehicle fleet by 2025. The proposal, introduced late on Wednesday, would extend the life of fuel economy credits that would currently expire after five years, lift a cap on transferring credits between car and truck fleets and award automakers credits for emissions reductions not measured by existing test procedures. The measure proposed by Reps. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., would also grant an industry wish by requiring that the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reconcile their respective fuel economy standards so the industry can comply with just one set of rules. The proposal comes on the heels of a bipartisan measure to create a single federal standard for self..

    U.S. lawmakers propose making it easier to meet mpg rules

    WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced a bill to make it easier for automakers to comply with federal fuel efficiency requirements, as the Trump administration considers softening standards that require nearly doubling the fuel economy of the U.S. new vehicle fleet by 2025. The proposal, introduced late on Wednesday, would extend the life of fuel economy credits that would currently expire after five years, lift a cap on transferring credits between car and truck fleets and award automakers credits for emissions reductions not measured by existing test procedures. The measure proposed by Reps. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., would also grant an industry wish by requiring that the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reconcile their respective fuel economy standards so the industry can comply with just one set of rules. The proposal comes on the heels of a bipartisan measure to create a single federal standard for self..
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  • Colombia's joint Senate and House Committees will resume voting on the statutory law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace. The session will discuss a measure intend to forbid former guerrillas accused of crimes against humanity of being elected to the Colombian Congress. Under the peace agreement signed last year by the country's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the former guerrilla, now disarmed and converted into a political party, would have a bench in the Congress. So far it is given as certain that leaders of the FARC as Rodrigo Londo?o, Pablo Catatumbo, Iv?n M?rquez, among others, would arrive at the Congress after next year's elections. In the bill proposed by the Green Alliance Senator Claudia L?pez, former guerrillas accused of crimes against humanity should first be submitted to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace. The Special Jurisdiction for Peace is the model of transitional justice adopted in the so-called Comprehensive ..

    COLOMBIA: Congress Decides On Rules For Farc Arrival

    Colombia's joint Senate and House Committees will resume voting on the statutory law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace. The session will discuss a measure intend to forbid former guerrillas accused of crimes against humanity of being elected to the Colombian Congress. Under the peace agreement signed last year by the country's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the former guerrilla, now disarmed and converted into a political party, would have a bench in the Congress. So far it is given as certain that leaders of the FARC as Rodrigo Londo?o, Pablo Catatumbo, Iv?n M?rquez, among others, would arrive at the Congress after next year's elections. In the bill proposed by the Green Alliance Senator Claudia L?pez, former guerrillas accused of crimes against humanity should first be submitted to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace. The Special Jurisdiction for Peace is the model of transitional justice adopted in the so-called Comprehensive ..
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  • BRAZIL: Clean File Act Can Be Applied In Cases Before 2010, Court Rules Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) had ruled, in a 6-5 vote, that the Clean File Act can be enforced against politicians convicted in the second instance before 2010, when the legislation came into force. In those cases, however, the ineligibility period was increased to eight years, and no more three years as it was before. As a result, they are unable to run for public office in next year's elections. Five Justices voted against the retroactive application of the legislation: Gilmar Mendes, Ricardo Lewandowski, Marco Aur?lio Mello, Celso de Mello, and Alexandre de Moraes. To them, to apply the act retroactively should not be allowed. However, six Justices voted for act's retroactive enforcement: Luiz Fux, Lu?s Roberto Barroso, Edson Fachin, Rosa Weber, Dias Toffoli, and the STF's chairwoman, Carmen L?cia, who gave the tiebreaker vote. The Supreme Court must resume the debate on ca..

    BRAZIL: Clean File Act Can Be Applied In Cases Before 2010, Court Rules

    BRAZIL: Clean File Act Can Be Applied In Cases Before 2010, Court Rules Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) had ruled, in a 6-5 vote, that the Clean File Act can be enforced against politicians convicted in the second instance before 2010, when the legislation came into force. In those cases, however, the ineligibility period was increased to eight years, and no more three years as it was before. As a result, they are unable to run for public office in next year's elections. Five Justices voted against the retroactive application of the legislation: Gilmar Mendes, Ricardo Lewandowski, Marco Aur?lio Mello, Celso de Mello, and Alexandre de Moraes. To them, to apply the act retroactively should not be allowed. However, six Justices voted for act's retroactive enforcement: Luiz Fux, Lu?s Roberto Barroso, Edson Fachin, Rosa Weber, Dias Toffoli, and the STF's chairwoman, Carmen L?cia, who gave the tiebreaker vote. The Supreme Court must resume the debate on ca..
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  • Northern Ireland’s most capped outfield player Aaron Hughes will miss this week’s World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Norway through injury.The 108-cap defender, 37, came off just seven minutes into Hearts’ defeat to Dundee at the weekend with a calf problem he had been struggling with before the game.Hughes met up with the rest of Michael O’Neill’s squad in Belfast but did not train on Monday and a day later it was confirmed he would not be available to face the Germans on Thursday or the Norwegians on Sunday.Hughes had appeared in his country’s past three qualifiers, during which time they did not concede, and he has also featured in both of Northern Ireland’s games against Germany over the past 16 months.UPDATE | Aaron Hughes out of @FIFAWorldCup qualifiers against Germany & Norway. Callum Morris called up. #GAWA pic.twitter.com/F3d5MrE9GJ— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) October 3, 2017Had he played against the world champions in Belfast on Thursday, 20 years on from..

    Injury rules Hughes out of Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifying double header

    Northern Ireland’s most capped outfield player Aaron Hughes will miss this week’s World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Norway through injury.The 108-cap defender, 37, came off just seven minutes into Hearts’ defeat to Dundee at the weekend with a calf problem he had been struggling with before the game.Hughes met up with the rest of Michael O’Neill’s squad in Belfast but did not train on Monday and a day later it was confirmed he would not be available to face the Germans on Thursday or the Norwegians on Sunday.Hughes had appeared in his country’s past three qualifiers, during which time they did not concede, and he has also featured in both of Northern Ireland’s games against Germany over the past 16 months.UPDATE | Aaron Hughes out of @FIFAWorldCup qualifiers against Germany & Norway. Callum Morris called up. #GAWA pic.twitter.com/F3d5MrE9GJ— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) October 3, 2017Had he played against the world champions in Belfast on Thursday, 20 years on from..
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  • Following passage of legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives meant to remove barriers to autonomous car testing, the Senate is preparing its own set of rules. A bipartisan group of senators say they have reached a deal on legislation that will be voted on by the Commerce Committee on October 4, reports Reuters.Text of the bill will be released later on Thursday, but the proposed rules could mirror those of a House bill passed unanimously earlier this month. That bill sought to expedite wide-scale testing of self-driving cars by making it easier for companies to put test vehicles on the road, and by giving rule-making authority to the federal government, rather than states.The House legislation would allow companies to certify up to 25,000 self-driving cars in the first year, rising to 100,000 cars in the third. It would also allow states to only pass their own rules for licensing, liability, insurance, and safety inspections, not the technology itself. Companies would be all..

    U.S. Senators Announce Bipartisan Deal on Self-Driving Car Rules

    Following passage of legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives meant to remove barriers to autonomous car testing, the Senate is preparing its own set of rules. A bipartisan group of senators say they have reached a deal on legislation that will be voted on by the Commerce Committee on October 4, reports Reuters.Text of the bill will be released later on Thursday, but the proposed rules could mirror those of a House bill passed unanimously earlier this month. That bill sought to expedite wide-scale testing of self-driving cars by making it easier for companies to put test vehicles on the road, and by giving rule-making authority to the federal government, rather than states.The House legislation would allow companies to certify up to 25,000 self-driving cars in the first year, rising to 100,000 cars in the third. It would also allow states to only pass their own rules for licensing, liability, insurance, and safety inspections, not the technology itself. Companies would be all..
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