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TARIFFS ARE TAXES ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
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NO CAR TAX A tariff is a tax and will raise prices on all domestically produced vehicles as well as imported vehicles. Higher prices will hurt American consumers and American auto workers. Retaliation by our trading partners is likely and will multiply this harm. Tariff hikes would be a real shock to the system. Hard-working […]
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TARIFFS ARE TAXES ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

NO CAR TAX
A tariff is a tax and will raise prices on all domestically produced vehicles as well as imported vehicles. Higher prices will hurt American consumers and American auto workers. Retaliation by our trading partners is likely and will multiply this harm. Tariff hikes would be a real shock to the system. Hard-working Americans should not have to pay for tariffs. A 25% tariff on imported cars would1:

  • Increase the price of an average imported vehicle by as much as $6,400
  • Impose a $73 billion tax increase, effectively wiping out the benefits of tax reform
  • Cost the U.S. auto industry up to 2 million annual vehicle sales
  • Lead to the loss of 624,000 U.S. jobs

Fourteen auto companies produce cars and trucks in the United States today. No automaker or auto parts supplier asked for tariff protections. The industry is thriving. U.S. automakers are:

  • Building vehicles (10.9 million vehicles built in 2017)
  • Selling vehicles (17.2 million vehicles sold in 2017)
  • Exporting vehicles (1.9 million vehicles exported in 2017)
  • Investing ($10.2 billion in U.S. investments announced in 2017)
  • Growing (67% growth in the last 10 years)

Rather than ‘tit for tat’ tariff exchanges with our trading partners, we need more trade and more trade agreements with other countries to increase exports. We urge our elected officials to open markets in ways that strengthen the U.S. auto industry and its American workers.

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1Auto Alliance, https://autoalliance.org/economy/ and CAR, Contribution of the Automotive Industry to the Economies of all Fifty State and the United States, http://www.cargroup.org/publication/contribution-of-the-automotive-industry-to-the-economies-of-all-fifty-state-and-the-united-states/
WardsAuto data (available by subscription) and Department of Commerce, ITA data, https://www.trade.gov/td/otm/assets/auto/New_Passenger_Exports.pdf
See AAPC, US Auto Parts Content in Mexico's Motor Vehicle Production, https://www.greyclark.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/AAPC_US-Auto-Parts-Content-in-Mexicos-Motor-Vehicle-Production.pdf
Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Transportation and Machinery, Industry Trade Data, https://www.trade.gov/td/otm/assets/auto/New_Passenger_Exports.pdf