Category: International Trade

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.