Category: International Trade

International Dealers at NADA Show

International Dealers Connect at NADA Show 2021

NADA Show 2021 is the perfect opportunity for international dealers to virtually connect with fellow dealers, exhibitors, OEMs and allied industry partners from around the world.

NADA Announces Support for USMCA and Urges Swift Congressional Passage

If the USMCA is implemented, it will solidify a favorable trading relationship with Canada and Mexico and ensure the continuation of tariff-free exchanges of vehicles and auto parts across North America, the largest source of vehicles sold by U.S. dealers.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Hundreds of New-Car and Truck Dealers Flock to Capitol Hill

More than 450 new-car and truck dealers and association executives traveled to the nation’s capital this week to take part in NADA’s 45th annual Washington Conference and Congressional fly-in, stepping up their advocacy efforts to shape the federal laws and regulations that will impact their industry for years to come.

The Closers: Auto Dealers Come to D.C. to Advocate for Their Industry

More than 450 of NADA’s most politically active members, including new-car and truck dealers, national board members and state association leadership traveled to the nation’s capital this week for NADA’s annual Washington Conference and Congressional fly-in.

Broad-Based Tariffs on Imports from Mexico Will Make Vehicles Less Affordable

A broad-based tariff on imports from Mexico equates to a consumer tax that would have a detrimental impact on the automotive industry and hurt vehicle affordability for customers.

NADA Responds to White House Proclamation on Auto Tariffs

NADA understands and appreciates the Administration’s attempts to level the trade playing field and eliminate unfair trade practices, but broad-based tariffs on autos and auto parts would be the wrong tool for the job…

Toyota’s Bob Carter Discusses Tariffs, EVs, and Personal Vehicle Ownership at NY Auto Forum

Closing out a packed agenda at the annual NY Auto Forum, Bob Carter, Toyota’ EVP of Sales discussed dangers posed by tariffs, suggested a reality check for EV demand and shared some thoughts regarding the future of personal vehicle ownership.

ATD Show 2019: Truck Dealers at Our Best

The show included the ATD Industry Roundtable, workshops, make meetings and special industry and networking events with hundreds of truck dealers and guests from across the country.

Franchised Dealers Gather in Washington to Tackle Legislative Issues

If there is strength in numbers, America’s franchised auto dealers are stronger than ever, as nearly 500 dealers and dealer association executives representing all 50 states gathered in the nation’s capital this week for NADA’s annual Washington Conference and Congressional fly-in.

Center for Automotive Research Study Shows Auto Tariffs Leading to Dramatic Vehicle Price Increases, Job Losses and Economic Consequences

The Center for Automotive Research found that under a 25% tariff on all imports and parts, “consumers would see the price of the typical vehicle sold in the United States rise by $4,400.

How Auto Tariffs Pose a Risk to Every Dealer

Higher vehicle prices and reduced choices could reduce consumer demand and throw into reverse the economic gears that have been driving new-vehicle sales forward.

NADA Urges Administration to Address Trade Concerns Without Auto Tariffs

In testimony before the U.S. Department of Commerce, NADA President and CEO Peter Welch on Thursday urged the Trump Administration to find ways to address “genuine trade concerns” without imposing auto tariffs that would only hurt American consumers and small businesses.

A Letter to President Trump from the Auto Sector

Today, the leading voices in the auto sector ran a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal urging the President to rethink his proposal for tariffs on imported automobiles and auto parts.

NADA President and CEO Peter Welch Warns of ‘Serious Unintended Consequences’ of Tariffs on Imported Autos and Parts

“New tariffs on imported autos and parts, if broadly implemented, would hurt the auto industry, and our customers and our economy as a whole,” Welch said in a video released Monday.

Global Automakers Hail More Ships as Trade Battles Heat Up

Automakers are scrambling to ship vehicles to the United States to pre-empt possible higher tariffs, according to port data, port officials and logistics companies.

Merkel Says Would Back Cutting EU Tariffs on U.S. Car Imports

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she would back lowering European Union tariffs on U.S. car imports, responding to an offer from Washington to abandon threatened levies on European cars in return for concessions.

NADA: Auto Tariffs Will Raise Prices, Limit Choice and Depress Demand for New Cars and Trucks

NADA’s comments were filed with the Commerce Department in response to proceedings being conducted under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 intended to determine the effects on the national security of imported automobiles, including cars, SUVs, vans and light trucks, and of imported automotive parts.

Automakers Warn U.S. Tariffs Will Cost Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs, Hike Prices

Two major auto trade groups on Wednesday warned the Trump administration that imposing up to 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles would cost hundreds of thousands of auto jobs, dramatically hike prices on vehicles and threaten industry spending on self-driving cars.

Auto Tariffs Are the Wrong Way to Address Trade Concerns

Even from a distance, it’s easy to see that broad-based tariffs on vehicles and auto parts would result in seismic unintended consequences.

The Facts on the Trump Administration’s Tariff Plan

The Trump Administration announced in late May that it was initiating an investigation that could result in a tariff of up to 25% on imported automobiles and automobile parts.

Consumer Affordability Remains NADA’s Focus During Tariffs Debate

As always, NADA will continue to work with the Trump Administration and Congress to advocate for policies, including trade policies, that enable our customers to be the driving force behind our success and the success of the U.S. economy.