USMCA: Michigan Auto Parts Firm Shuts Mexico Plant

Maquiladora Cited Repeatedly for Labor Violations

Posted 10/10/23

After being cited twice for unfair labor practices under the USMCA, Troy Michigan-based VU Manufacturing has reportedly closed their automotive components facility in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. 

"[R]ather than comply with the terms of the remediation plan and ensure it is operating consistent with Mexican labor laws, the United States understands that Manufacturas VU has closed the facility and ended operations in Mexico,” read a USTR statement.

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