Over the past 50 years, international automakers have become a significant and integral part of the U.S. economy.
Letter from the President
The auto industry is in the midst of a huge, largely self-directed, transformation.
From the automation and increased connectivity of light-duty vehicles, to advancements in electrification and emissions reductions, to the emergence of transportation as a service, this is not the auto industry of 20 years ago, or even two years ago.
While the benefits of trade liberalization are hotly debated on the world’s political stage, the globalization of auto production continues to accelerate. Each week brings news of new products and services that reimagine personal mobility and new alliances that reshape the industry. We all - consumers, workers, and taxpayers - benefit from safer, cleaner, and more efficient and accessible transportation. But, the incredible pace of innovation driving these changes could be threatened by a public policy framework built for an earlier time.
By thinking miles ahead, Global Automakers and its member companies have been able to anticipate these massive transformations. Just as automotive technology is evolving faster than the regulatory models that govern it, so too must our trade association. We must remain at the leading edge, building new relationships and employing new tools for delivering value to our members, to ensure that today’s policies don’t interfere with tomorrow’s innovations.