FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Annemarie Pender
202-650-5548 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Restrictions on Automobile Imports a Pretext for Protectionism
Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global Automakers on behalf of Here for America
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 6, 2018 –“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.”
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.