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 17, 2019 –“Last year eight million Americans decided an imported vehicle was the best choice for their families. The Commerce Department has concluded that their decisions ‘threaten to impair the national security of the United States.’ This is absurd.
“International automakers develop and build more than half of the vehicles made in America each year. An American engineer working for a ‘foreign’ auto company in Michigan is no more of a national security threat than an American engineer working for an ‘American-owned’ auto company in Michigan.
“No one in the industry has asked for tariffs or other ‘protection’ from the government. Since the Commerce Department believes that millions of American consumers and auto workers are a national security threat, they should publicly release their report.”
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.