NAFTA’s Rule of Origin and its Effect on the North American Automotive Industry

Cooper, Jonathan M. | January 1, 1993

This comment will specifically address how NAFTA’s rule of origin requirement will affect the North American automotive industry. To provide a thorough understanding of this topic, this comment will (1) discuss how NAFTA evolved and detail the remaining procedural steps necessary for its enactment; (2) briefly discuss the current North American automotive industry; (3) compare and contrast rule of origin requirements under previous FTAs; and (4) analyze NAFTA’s proposed rule of origin requirement and its potential effects on the North American automotive industry.