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Global Automakers' members help build a dynamic American automobile industry. Thanks to the investments of our members in the U.S., this dynamism is seen in states like Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, California, and Michigan. Our members continue to help the U.S. maintain its leadership and global competitiveness.

Global Automakers support the adoption of free trade policies as it leads to expanded competition and improved consumer choice. The Association advocates for open investment and the removal of trade barriers.

Issues in Action

Nov
01
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

You’ve no doubt noticed that we are in the middle of an intense, important and uncertain series of talks the U.S. hopes will improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  As a 23 year old agreement, updating the accord makes sense.  Discarding what works does not.

The truth is the U.S. auto industry is in the midst of one of the most remarkable economic comebacks in history. Right now, thirteen U.S. auto manufacturers, hundreds of parts suppliers, thousands of dealers and uncounted other businesses are thriving. American workers and businesses are winning with NAFTA.

Sep
08
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Now that the negotiations are under way for a more modern North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), I think it’s important we discuss the elephant in the room… jobs.

Jul
27
2017

The Association of Global Automakers President and CEO John Bozzella released the following statement after Congressional leaders announced they are no longer looking to the border adjustment tax as part of a tax reform plan.

“Today's announcement on eliminating the harmful border adjustment tax is an encouraging step forward in reforming our country's complex tax code. The Association of Global Automakers is pleased to see tax reform moving forward in a meaningful way and keeping American jobs at the forefront of this effort.”

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Jul
21
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Today’s U.S. automotive industry is a critical driver for the U.S. economy, supporting millions of direct and indirect jobs across the country. International automakers powered much of this comeback, investing more than $63 billion in the United States since the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect. Trade and economic integration enabled by NAFTA supports U.S. auto production, employment and global competitiveness.

Jun
30
2017

In his testimony to Trade Policy Staff Committee of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Global Automakers Vice President of Trade and Competitiveness Paul D. Ryan stressed that economic integration enabled by NAFTA reduces costs, expands vehicle production and vehicle choice for American consumers, and supports U.S. auto exports. "In short, NAFTA has enabled the U.S.

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