By Tim Higgins

LAS VEGAS -- Carlos Ghosn, head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said he would be watching closely for any policy changes after Donald Trump is sworn in as U.S. president, especially regarding North American trade.

"Until now, the rule was Nafta," Mr. Ghosn told reporters Thursday, referring to the North American Free Trade Agreement. "If Nafta is going to change, we will obviously adapt."

Mr. Ghosn's comments, which came at the tech expo CES 2017, followed Mr. Trump's posting on Twitter earlier in the day in which he criticized Toyota Motor Corp. for its plan to build a plant in Mexico . Mr. Trump also recently targeted General Motors Co. for importing some production from Mexico .

Mr. Ghosn said he is concerned about what the new trade rules will be as he considers capacity in the future and noted that several global automotive markets have local-manufacturing policies.

Mr. Ghosn oversees both French car maker Renault SA and Japanese auto manufacturer Nissan Motors Co., which has four factories in the U.S. and 22,000 employees there.

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January 05, 2017 22:42 ET (03:42 GMT)

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