ANN ARBOR, MI – Brazil’s new automotive policy could prove counterproductive by forcing onerous rules on auto makers operating in the country, a top U.S. researcher says. The government says the policy, called the INOVAR-AUTO program, is an effort to spur innovation by forcing local auto makers to invest heavily in vehicle and component research and product development in Brazil. However, critics say it is a thinly veiled attempt at protectionism by forcing auto makers ...

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