US automakers, set to reopen factories Monday, wait and watch on word from Mexico


Employees work on the assembly line of the Tiguan model, at the Volkswagen car plant in Puebla, central Mexico in 2018.

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Automakers and suppliers were set to resume production Monday in Mexico with factories expected to start churning out parts and vehicles in lockstep.

But those plans were thrown into question Thursday after the Mexican government posted guidelines for reopening the country’s economy that say production can’t begin until June 1, potentially throwing off U.S. manufacturing.

The notice from the health ministry, published online in the government’s Official Gazette, comes a day after Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that…


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