NAFTA Withdrawal Risks U.S. Auto Industry Competitiveness and Jobs

Statement from John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers and spokesperson for Here For America on the U.S./Mexico Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2018 – “Today’s announcement that the U.S. plans to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is unwelcome news. Details of the preliminary U.S.-Mexico agreement have not yet been made public, but it must ensure the U.S. auto industry remains competitive without risking investments, innovation and U.S. jobs. It is unclear how withdrawal from NAFTA will do that. Canada’s participation is crucial, and we continue to urge all three governments to modernize NAFTA in ways that benefit American autoworkers and consumers.”




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