Automotive manufacturing is increasingly international. Over the past decade, the proportion of global vehicle production that takes place in countries such as Canada, the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom has decreased while the proportion that takes place in Mexico, East-Central Europe, China, Thailand, and Malaysia has increased. Several APRC projects are international in scope, and examine international trends in automotive policy in this context. Some of these projects include:
- A comparison of public policies designed to support the automotive industry in countries similar to Canada. These countries have substantial and export-oriented vehicle production, pay high wages, but lack an indigenous automaker. They include Austria, Belgium, and Spain. Fieldwork began in the Spring of 2018 and is ongoing. For more information contact Greig Mordue ([email protected]).
- A study of ProMexico – a Mexican government organization designed to promote investment and trade – and it’s potential relevance to Canada. The results of this research are available here.
- An international comparison of public policies designed to support manufacturing innovation. This project compared Canadian public policies with those in the United States, Mexico, Germany, and Spain. The final report is available here. An Executive summary is available here.