Representatives from the U.S. Big Three met separately with South African officials this week to explore the possibilities of setting up shop there. And Ismail Dockrat, chief operating officer of South Africa’s trade and investment department, is highly optimistic. "It has been very, very positive," Dockrat says. "We had a meeting with DaimlerChrysler (Corp.), and they are quite excited about moving forward to locate one of their production lines there." Negotiations with Chrysler ...

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