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Global Automakers' members help build a dynamic American automobile industry. Thanks to the investments of our members in the U.S., this dynamism is seen in states like Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, California, and Michigan. Our members continue to help the U.S. maintain its leadership and global competitiveness.

Global Automakers support the adoption of free trade policies as it leads to expanded competition and improved consumer choice. The Association advocates for open investment and the removal of trade barriers.

Issues in Action

The Association of Global Automakers submitted the attached comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) regarding the upcoming negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) . The NAFTA has been a success both for the country and the auto industry. It has fostered economic integration throughout the region and enhanced our global competitiveness. Global Automakers supports modernizing the NAFTA in a way that ensures NAFTA’s continued success in the future.

Time to bring NAFTA into 21st Century
Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers 

By John Bozzella, President and CEO

We’ve just come through an…. interesting… debate on health care, and the next subject up may be tax reform. 

One key element of a plan being put forward is described as a “border adjustment tax.”  It’s definitely a tax, but the only thing it adjusts is who will actually pay taxes, on what.  And that’s why Global Automakers opposes it as outlined in the House Blueprint on Tax Reform.

By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Be honest: few of us really know what to expect from President Trump’s first address to Congress tonight, and that’s one reason the event is likely to get good ratings. We do know what he campaigned for and what he has chosen to emphasize in his first month in office. Those of us at Global Automakers are eager to hear more, especially about his ideas to grow American manufacturing.

By John Bozzella, President and CEO

I’m an optimist. 
On the day of the third and final Presidential debate, I’m hoping that consequential policy issues will be raised and discussed seriously.


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