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Potholes and Paperwork: Improving Cross-Border Integration and Regulation of the Automotive Industry

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  • Michael Hart

    (Carleton University)

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Divergent regulations and border regimes in Canada and the US are threatening the integrated, cross-border structure of the Canadian auto industry. It is time for common regulations governing safety, fuel consumption and environmental protection, and faster, more efficient border clearances.

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  • Michael Hart, 2009. "Potholes and Paperwork: Improving Cross-Border Integration and Regulation of the Automotive Industry," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 286, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:286
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    Cited by:

    1. Michael Hart, 2010. "A Matter of Trust: Expanding the Preclearance of Commerce between Canada and the United States," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute.
    2. Pierre L. Siklos, 2009. "As Good As It Gets? The International Dimension to Canada's Monetary Policy Strategy Choices," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 292, July.
    3. Gretchen Van Riesen, 2009. "The Pension Tangle: Achieving Greater Uniformity of Pension Legislation and Regulation in Canada," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 294, August.

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    Keywords

    trade policy; Auto Pact; automotive industry;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F52 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - National Security; Economic Nationalism

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