This groundbreaking study details the impact of global trade policies, both old and new, on the automotive industry as a whole. It first highlights which Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are currently in force and which are under negotiation with respect to countries in North America (NA). With close to 44 agreements between NA countries and other nations, this region plays a dominant role in global trade. The research goes into fine detail as to the significance of these FTAs for OEMs and suppliers across different regions of the globe. It then extends into providing investment and trade prospects for value chain participants in different regions of the globe and covers how they can benefit from these FTAs. The study period is 2012 to 2022.