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 – “Threatening to increase taxes on products American consumers and manufacturers buy from Mexico will raise costs and quickly threaten the jobs of tens of thousands of Americans here in the United States. Rather than solving problems at our southern border or improving the environment for passage of the President’s recently negotiated USMCA, these new proposed tariffs only increase the uncertainty already faced by American autoworkers and other manufacturers.
“An integrated North American automotive market has been key to the success of automotive production in the United States. Threatening to increase costs on American manufacturers and consumers will hurt American jobs and raise prices—without solving the problem they were intended to address.”
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.