The Big Picture

Global trade war: Impact on autos

The United States has made rethinking the terms of trade with its top global partners a high priority. But as new tariffs have led to trade disputes with China, Mexico, Canada and the European Union, the global automobile industry has been sent into a state of flux — forcing automotive companies to rethink their global business models and supply chains. The industry is also facing the threat of disruption from Brexit to international operations within the European Union. From traditional industry giants like Toyota and General Motors to innovative newcomers like Tesla, Reuters reporters around the world have delivered comprehensive coverage of the ramifications of changing trade policy on the automobile industry.