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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.

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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.


On behalf of the more than 97,000 Americans our member companies employ, Global Automakers thanks all of the U.S. Senators and Representatives who supported Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation.


Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO 

“Senators who voted for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation today deserve credit and thanks for their role in advancing opportunities for American economic growth.  Open trade and investment policies have been essential to the success of international automakers, who are driving the growth of the U.S. auto industry.


The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) and the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) applaud the introduction of bipartisan, bicameral Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation.  The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), will ensure that the United States can pursue trade agreements that support American jobs and encourage economic growth.  

Global Automakers joined a number of major manufacturing and other industry groups to send a letter to House and Senate leaders on February 4 urging Congress to take up and pass trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation. Attached is a copy of the letter.


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