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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


Global Automaker submitted a statement to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on the proposed World Trade Organization Environmental Goods Agreement. The Association believes the agreement would promote both its and USTR's joint goals of expanding trade and promoting the development of environmentally-friendly products and technologies.


WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 6, 2014 – In a submission to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Global Automakers expressed support for an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) that the United States plans to negotiate with 13 other World Trade Organization (WTO) countries.


WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 4, 2014 –Global Automakers commends President Obama for including Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) in the Administration’s 2014 Trade Policy Agenda. TPA is a critical tool to help the United States achieve comprehensive and high standard outcomes in ongoing negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreements.


WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 15, 2013 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) applauds  Representatives Alan Nunnelee (R-MS), Pete Gallego (D-TX), and the additional Members of Congress for sending a letter to President Obama touting the substantial investment made by Japanese automakers in the U.S.


Paul Ryan, Director of Government Affairs of Global Automakers, testified today at the public hearing before the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) on Japan’s participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Attached is Ryan’s oral statement.


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