WGCH-FM: Matthew Roling on effects of U.S. and Canada non-essential traffic border closure
Mike Ilitch School of Business Professor of Accounting Matthew Roling said that the decision to close the U.S.-Canada border will affect families rather than the flow of trade.
“There's a lot of families that might have permanent residents on both sides of the border,” said Roling. “I think that there will be a lot of families that might not have the chance to visit or connect with relatives they otherwise might want to see or need to see.”
The trade of vehicles and vehicle components has already been impacted by many large auto manufacturers shutting down their plants. Restricting trade further might not have as big of an impact, Roling said.