DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 29: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a "get out the caucus" event at Grand View University on January 29, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. With less than a week to go before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton is campaigning throughout Iowa. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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By Reuters
March 12, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will call for higher trade standards at a Saturday campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio, to ensure that automakers that use largely foreign parts are not given preference for producing “made in America” cars.

Her campaign said that Clinton will tell supporters she will take a stand against weak “rules of origin” and will say the pending Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade compact with 12 nations, is not stringent enough.

The TPP, which is being finalized by the Obama administration, sets the content threshold for “made in America” cars at 45%. Clinton has said she opposes the TPP because it does not do enough to protect U.S. workers.

International trade deals have become a flash point in the U.S. presidential race.


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