FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Annemarie Pender
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Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers and spokesperson for Here For America
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2019 – “The U.S. automobile industry and American consumers will suffer a body blow should the President sign an Executive Order threatening new taxes on autos and auto parts. Current tariffs have added cost, reduced the industry’s global competitiveness, and created tremendous uncertainty resulting in slowed investment and growth. The idea that U.S. automakers are threatened by automotive imports is fundamentally flawed and ill conceived. Quotas would be even more devastating to the auto industry, our workers, and millions of Americans should they be imposed. No automaker or auto parts supplier asked for this “protection.” We are headed down a dangerous and destructive course and strongly urge that the Administration not impose tariffs or quotas.”
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.