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Governor plans trade trip to Germany, Italy

Gov. Snyder at Detroit auto show (Photo/Liz Gelardi) Gov. Snyder at Detroit auto show (Photo/Liz Gelardi)

DETROIT (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he plans to make a trade trip to Germany and Italy in March.

Detroit Free Press columnist Tom Walsh reports the governor confirmed the plans during an interview Tuesday. Snyder says he plans to visit Italian automaker Fiat SpA and study Germany's programs for upgrading worker skills.

Details of the trip were being finalized. Snyder on Tuesday toured the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and met with auto executives.

The Republican governor last year made a trade trip to Asia that included stops in China, Japan and South Korea.

Snyder has said he might go back to Asia for another trade trip this year.

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