WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2018 –“We support the measure introduced today by Senator Corker to require Congressional approval prior to the imposition of tariffs or other restrictions on imports for national security reasons.
The current steel and aluminum tariffs and the recent initiation of a Section 232 investigation on automobiles and automobile parts imports demonstrates the need for such oversight. No auto industry voices have suggested this sector is in the midst of a national security crisis or asked for this protection.
In fact, the US auto industry today is thriving with sales, production, and exports at near all-time highs. We encourage Congress and the President to work together on policies that will ensure the U.S. auto industry remains strong, competitive and innovative. The future growth and prosperity of our industry and the American jobs it generates depend on it.”
Here For America tells the story of international automakers and dealers, their ever-growing impact on the U.S. economy, and the benefits they provide to local communities. The contributions of international automakers and dealers are integral to the success of today’s U.S. auto industry, directly employing 1.29 million Americans in the auto industry and an additional 7 million indirect workers. Here for America is an initiative of the Association of Global Automakers to increase public education about the importance of international automakers to American job creation, economic growth, technological innovation and strong communities. Visit www.hereforamerica.com and follow Here For America on Twitter and Facebook.