hereforamerica
Statement on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
Here for America
Ending the steel and aluminum tariffs on our North American trading partners is a welcome and positive step.  Similar tariffs on other key trading partners—and on American consumers—should be removed as well.  Tariffs have and will continue to drive up prices, including prices for domestically sourced steel and aluminum.
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Statement on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Annemarie Pender
202-650-5548 | apender@globalautomakers.org

Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers and spokesperson for Here For America

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 18, 2019 –”Ending the steel and aluminum tariffs on our North American trading partners is a welcome and positive step.  Similar tariffs on other key trading partners—and on American consumers—should be removed as well.  Tariffs have and will continue to drive up prices, including prices for domestically sourced steel and aluminum.  International automakers produce nearly half of all the vehicles built in America each year and rely on domestic producers.

“We support the administration’s action to remove certain tariffs and we will continue to work with Congress, the administration and our trading partners to ensure a vibrant and growing environment to continue creating jobs, opportunities and the types of vehicles that Americans want and can afford, here in America. Tariffs, quotas, and the threat of both slow the growth of our industry in America, hurt consumers, and cost jobs.”

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