Consulting firm IHS chief economist Nariman Behravesh said that a border tax is "basically dead," while speaking at the J.D. Power Automotive Forum in New York today. 

"There's gonna be no border adjustment tax - that's basically dead," Behravesh said. 

President Trump has suggested levying a border tax on companies that move production outside of the U.S. to other countries.

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