Trump is threatening to impose levies on imports to the US. Cars and auto parts made in Mexico - also by German companies - are sold in the US. The suppliers are looking to reduce their dependency on both the US market and on the car makers.
The US president will try to sell the interim agreement with the EU as his own exclusive success. But in reality the "deal" is a victory for the unity and the steadfastness of the EU, says DW's Carsten von Nahmen.
German engineering company Bosch says it is making a large investment in Mexico by building a plant in Celaya. It will be needed to meet rising demand in electronics components for the auto industry.
Germany's Angela Merkel and Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto have opened the world's largest industrial technology fair, in Hanover. It comes as both countries enter a challenging trade relationship with the US.
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