One of the things we are seeing is US trade with Europe is declining, but being made up with gains with trade with NAFTA, South America, and SE Asia. Also, Japanese automakers moved some of their production to the US. US trade terms with S. Korea is much more favorable (tariffless) than Japan-Korea.
Amen to that. And beware the CD who noodles your spot endlessly. this is a clear sign that they don't know what the f**k they are doing. perfectionism is just insecurity in a fancy frock. avoid it at all costs. a few imperfections on the veneer can be a good thing. you can polish the life out of an idea.