Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global Automakers on behalf of Here for America

"Reports indicate that the President has requested input from his Cabinet on possible non-tariff barriers for vehicle imports to the U.S. This is a bad idea and a pretext for protectionism. It will increase prices for consumers and invite retaliatory actions by other countries. It is ironic the United States now appears to be legitimizing non-tariff trade barriers after working for decades to dismantle them when used by our trading partners. We ask the President to immediately reconsider this action.”