FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Annemarie Pender
202-650-5548 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers and spokesperson for Here For America
Washington D.C. August 23, 2019-“The issues the President has raised regarding market access to China—notably intellectual property rights and majority ownership restrictions, among others—need to be addressed.
The tit-for-tat tariffs, absent any meaningful negotiations, are damaging to the American auto industry. When these tariffs were initially imposed by China in 2018, American exports of finished vehicles dropped by 50 percent. We can’t let that happen to American workers again. If those tariffs go back into effect and remain in effect, American jobs are at risk. There’s no question about that.
Americans are exporting more vehicles to China than China exports to the U.S. We have a chance to keep winning here. But a tariff fight sets this progress back.”
HERE FOR AMERICA tells the story of international automakers, 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, the most vibrant and competitive auto market in the world. HERE FOR AMERICA, an initiative of the ASSOCIATION OF GLOBAL AUTOMAKERS, educates policy makers and the public about the benefits of investments made by international automakers and suppliers in the United States, and fights for open trade and investment policies that do not discriminate, and to insist on a level playing field with respect to business policies, such as tax, labor and workforce development. Visit www.hereforamerica.com and follow Here For America on Twitter and Facebook.