Washington, DC, August 6, 2020– The Driving American Jobs Coalition released the following statement in response to news that the Trump Administration will reimpose Section 232 tariffs on Canadian aluminum imports – following the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s recent entry into force:
“Given the threat of tariffs hanging over the auto industry, Driving American Jobs is troubled by the Trump Administration’s decision to reimpose aluminum tariffs against Canada – a close trading partner and military ally. While we support leveling the playing field, the auto industry strongly believes any Administration should only use Section 232 authorities for true national security threats. The Driving American Jobs Coalition stands with the Members of Congress who agree national security tariffs should not be used in trade disputes between allies.”
Driving American Jobs represents the entire auto industry including auto manufacturers, parts suppliers, auto dealers, parts distributors, retailers, and vehicle service providers. Its members include the American Automotive Policy Council, the Auto Care Association, the American International Automobile Dealers Association, Autos Drive America, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, the National Automobile Dealers Association, the National Foreign Trade Council, and the Specialty Equipment Market Association.