The Auto Alliance looks forward to reviewing the U.S. International Trade Commission report on the economic impact of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). From the day the Trump Administration announced their intent to modernize our existing trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, the Auto Alliance reiterated the absolute necessity of preserving the integrated North American automotive supply chain and maintaining the auto industry’s global competitiveness. While the automotive rules of origin in the new USMCA are more complex and come with added cost, USMCA incorporates many elements that have the potential to drive economic investment in the U.S. and create American jobs.
To ensure that a modernized USMCA enables manufacturers in North America to compete effectively in today’s global markets, elimination of the existing Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico is critical. In addition, potential Section 232 tariffs on autos and auto parts coming into the U.S. would undermine the ability of U.S. manufacturers to be competitive in today’s highly integrated markets and reduce the future benefits that could be achieved from the USMCA.
We look forward to working with the Administration and the Congress on resolving these issues and securing a USMCA that drives economic growth and stability for automakers, suppliers, dealers, and most importantly, consumers.