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

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2018 – “Contrary to the assumption underlying the investigation on import vehicles, the U.S. auto industry is thriving. To our knowledge no one is asking for this protection.  If these tariffs are imposed, consumers are going to take a big hit because they will have fewer vehicle choices and higher car and truck prices.  This course of action will undermine the health and competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry and invite retaliation by our trading partners.”

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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.