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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.

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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) commends President Obama for his pledge to move forward and ultimately present the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) to Congress. Approval of this agreement will significantly expand trade and investment opportunities to the benefit of consumers in both nations.

2010 Index Reflects International Automakers' Deepening Roots in America

Arlington, VA, Companies represented by the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) garnered half of the top ten spots in this year’s annual ranking of “Most American” vehicles. The listing rates vehicles built and bought in the U.S. based on popularity, sourcing of parts, and a variety of other factors.


ARLINGTON, Va. October 1, 2007 – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) today affirmed its support for the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) following a recent analysis issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). AIAM’s support for this agreement is consistent with its historic advocacy of free trade, the removal of trade barriers and the expansion of open investment policies.


ARLINGTON, Va. (June 6, 2007) – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) today announced U.S. investment by its members – international automakers such as Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota – rose to $35.5 billion in 2006. AIAM’s annual investment and economic update also found that its members currently employ 92,500 Americans and support an annual payroll of $6.3 billion. Last year, AIAM members built 3.4 million cars and trucks in the United States, accounting for 31 percent of all U.S. production.


March 16, 2006

The Honorable Byron Dorgan
United States Senate
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator Dorgan:

I am writing to address some of the statements made at the Democratic Policy Committee meeting on February 17 on “Trade Policy and the U.S. Auto Industry.” The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) would like to take this opportunity to correct the record and put these issues into perspective.


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