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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


Statement by Paul D. Ryan, Vice President of Trade and Competitiveness, Global Automakers

“Today’s formal signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Auckland, New Zealand, is an encouraging step forward for our nation’s competitiveness. The TPP deal will provide U.S. businesses with new opportunities for growth and consumers with more competitive choices.


Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO

“The Association of Global Automakers welcomes President Obama’s continued focus on a strong trade policy agenda and the future of U.S. manufacturing in last night’s State of the Union address. We agree with the President that increased investment in these areas will result in greater competition, more jobs, and a stronger national economy.


“The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) welcomes the public release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text. We are reviewing the details of this agreement and look forward to working with the Administration and Congress as the process moves forward.


The Association of Global Automakers applauds the Administration's announcement today that negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have concluded and a deal has been reached.

Open trade and investment policies have encouraged international automakers to invest billions of dollars in the United States, creating a stronger domestic manufacturing base and stimulating economic growth. If approved by Congress, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will provide new opportunities to increase exports and support American jobs.


The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) and its members commend President Obama for his leadership on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  Today’s renewal of TPA affirms the United States’ leadership in today’s global economy by encouraging the nation to engage in free and open market opportunities.


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