Americans benefit from global trade.

That’s why we need to reject auto tariffs and higher prices for consumers.

Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Commerce is considering placing tariffs on imported autos and auto parts.

While the officials considering this move have America’s best interest at heart, we are afraid that these proposed tariffs could result in a de facto tax for American consumers who will be forced to pay more when they purchase new vehicles or visit their mechanics.

Remember, free and fair trade helped the economy rebound after the Great Recession, pushing automotive production to near record levels. Because of this success, we have added $953 billion to the economy each year and helped keep 7.2 million Americans employed. But after years of unprecedented straight growth, sales have been leveling off and potentially making the economy more fragile. We do not want to turn the clock back on our progress, and that’s why our industry needs free and open trade – now more than ever.



The Five Ways the Auto Industry
drives the economy

ONE
Meeting America’s Needs

The auto industry is an integral part of American life in a number of ways.

  • Funding important research through strategic partnerships with 12 national laboratories.
  • Shaping the future American workforce through financial contributions to academic institutions.
  • Investing to create vibrant communities through local foundations.
  • Providing critical supplies to the U.S. Military and federal, state and local governments.

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TWO

Creating Good Jobs

7.2 million jobs

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THREE

Supporting America’s Biggest Businesses

Some of the biggest names in our economy sell their goods and services to auto manufacturers. In fact, half of the companies listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Average depend on autos for revenue. Many major corporations based across the nation are suppliers to the auto industry.

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FOUR

Generating $205 Billion in Taxes Annually.

U.S., state, and local governments are major beneficiaries of a thriving auto industry.

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FIVE

Investing in Local Economies

Automakers have created jobs and funded local communities across the country.

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11 Million Vehicles Produced in 14 States

  • Alabama
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    11,200
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    3 Production Plants
    Lincoln
    357,341
    4,500
    Production
    Employment
    Honda
    OEM

    Vehicles - Acura MDX, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline

    Alabama
    Alabama
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    11,200
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    3 Production Plants
    Montgomery
    328,400
    3,000
    Production
    Employment
    Hyundai
    OEM

    Vehicles - Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Santa Fe

    Alabama
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    11,200
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    3 Production Plants
    Vance
    275,884
    3,700
    Production
    Employment
    Mercedes-Benz
    OEM

    Vehicles - Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz R-Class

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  • California
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    10,000
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    1 Production Plant
    Fremont
    101,027
    10,000
    Production
    Employment
    Tesla
    OEM

    Vehicles - Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X

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  • Georgia
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    2,700
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    1 Production Plant
    West Point
    291,981
    2,700
    Production
    Employment
    Kia
    OEM

    Vehicles - Kia Optima, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento

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  • Illinois
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    9,152
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    2 Production Plants
    Chicago
    367,387
    4,000
    Production
    Employment
    Ford
    OEM

    Vehicles - Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Ford Explorer

    Illinois
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    9,152
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    2 Production Plants
    Belvidere
    138,605
    5,152
    Production
    Employment
    FCA
    OEM

    Vehicles - Dodge Dart, Jeep Compass, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot

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  • Indiana
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    17,368
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    5 Production Plants
    Fort Wayne
    333,101
    3,900
    Production
    Employment
    GM
    OEM

    Vehicles - Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

    Indiana
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    17,368
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    5 Production Plants
    Greensburg
    239,665
    2,500
    Production
    Employment
    Honda
    OEM

    Vehicles - Acura ILX, Honda Civic, Honda CR-V

    Indiana
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    17,368
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    5 Production Plants
    Lafayette
    363,414
    5,600
    Production
    Employment
    Subaru
    OEM

    Vehicles - Subaru Impreza, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Camry, Subaru Outback, Subaru Tribeca

    Indiana
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    17,368
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    5 Production Plants
    Princeton
    412,438
    5,368
    Production
    Employment
    Toyota
    OEM

    Vehicles - Toyota Highlander, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Sienna

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  • Kansas
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    3,500
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    1 Production Plant
    Fairfax
    161,816
    3,500
    Production
    Employment
    GM
    OEM

    Vehicles - Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Malibu

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  • Kentucky
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    22,262
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    4 Production Plants
    Kentucky Truck
    407,168
    8,500
    Production
    Employment
    Ford
    OEM

    Vehicles - Ford Expedition, Ford F-Series, Lincoln Navigator

    Kentucky
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    22,262
    arrow_drop_down
    4 Production Plants
    Louisville
    421,136
    4,600
    Production
    Employment
    Ford
    OEM

    Vehicles - Ford Escape, Lincoln MKC

    Kentucky
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    22,262
    arrow_drop_down
    4 Production Plants
    Bowling Green
    21,999
    1,004
    Production
    Employment
    GM
    OEM

    Vehicles - Chevrolet Corvette

    Kentucky
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    22,262
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    4 Production Plants
    Georgetown
    420,589
    8,158
    Production
    Employment
    Toyota
    OEM

    Vehicles - Lexus ES, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Venza

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  • Michigan
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    38,483
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    12 Production Plants
    Detroit (Conner/Jefferson)
    365,454
    4,993
    Production
    Employment
    FCA
    OEM

    Vehicles - Dodge Viper. Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango

    Michigan
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    38,483
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    12 Production Plants
    Warren
    341,735
    6,378
    Production
    Employment
    FCA
    OEM

    Vehicles - Ram Pickup

    Michigan
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    38,483
    arrow_drop_down
    12 Production Plants
    Dearborn Truck
    371,661
    4,300
    Production
    Employment
    Ford
    OEM

    Vehicles - Ford F-Series, Lincoln Mark LT

    Michigan
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    38,483
    arrow_drop_down
    12 Production Plants
    Flat Rock
    146,579
    3,300
    Production
    Employment
    Ford
    OEM

    Vehicles - Ford Fusion, Ford Mustang, Lincoln Continental

    Michigan
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    38,483
    arrow_drop_down
    12 Production Plants
    Wayne (Michigan
    Assembly)
    198,782
    3,400
    Production
    Employment
    Ford
    OEM

    Vehicles - Ford C-Max, Ford Focus

    Michigan
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    38,483
    arrow_drop_down
    12 Production Plants
    Flint 1
    213,787
    5,323
    Production
    Employment
    GM
    OEM

    Vehicles - Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

    Michigan
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    38,483
    arrow_drop_down
    12 Production Plants
    Hamtramck
    58,740
    1,800
    Production
    Employment
    GM
    OEM

    Vehicles - Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac ELR, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera

    Michigan
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    38,483
    arrow_drop_down
    12 Production Plants
    Lansing Delta
    183,123
    2,614
    Production
    Employment
    GM
    OEM

    Vehicles - Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia

    Michigan
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    38,483
    arrow_drop_down
    12 Production Plants
    Lansing Grand River
    82,133
    1,846
    Production
    Employment
    GM
    OEM

    Vehicles - Cadillac ATS, Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Camaro

    Michigan
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    38,483
    arrow_drop_down
    12 Production Plants
    Orion
    64,121
    1,148
    Production
    Employment
    GM
    OEM

    Vehicles - Buick Verano, Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet Bolt, Opel Ampera-e

    Michigan
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    38,483
    arrow_drop_down
    12 Production Plants
    Charlotte
    22,893
    101
    Production
    Employment
    Isuzu
    OEM

    Vehicles - Chevrolet LCF, Isuzu NPR

    Michigan
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    38,483
    arrow_drop_down
    12 Production Plants
    Sterling Heights
    3,280
    Production
    Employment
    FCA
    OEM

    Vehicles -

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  • Mississippi
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    7,934
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    2 Production Plants
    Canton
    302,475
    6,400
    Production
    Employment
    Nissan
    OEM

    Vehicles - Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Armada, Nissan Frontier, Nissan Murano, Nissan NV, Nissan Titan, Nissan Xterra

    Mississippi
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    7,934
    arrow_drop_down
    2 Production Plants
    Blue Springs
    163,832
    1,534
    Production
    Employment
    Toyota
    OEM

    Vehicles - Toyota Corolla

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  • Missouri
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    11,561
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    2 Production Plants
    Kansas City (1 & 2)
    466,275
    7,000
    Production
    Employment
    Ford
    OEM

    Vehicles - Ford Transit, Ford F-Series

    Missouri
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    11,561
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    2 Production Plants
    Wentzville
    284,805
    4,561
    Production
    Employment
    GM
    OEM

    Vehicles - Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Express, GMC Canyon, GMC Savana

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  • Ohio
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    19,093
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    7 Production Plants
    Toledo (North & South)
    315,894
    5,893
    Production
    Employment
    FCA
    OEM

    Vehicles - Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler

    Ohio
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    19,093
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    7 Production Plants
    Avon Lake
    75,314
    1,600
    Production
    Employment
    Ford
    OEM

    Vehicles - Ford Econoline,
    F-Series

    Ohio
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    19,093
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    7 Production Plants
    Springfield
    32,177
    1,800
    Production
    Employment
    International
    OEM

    Vehicles - Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Savana

    Ohio
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    19,093
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    7 Production Plants
    Lordstown
    131,617
    3,000
    Production
    Employment
    GM
    OEM

    Vehicles - Chevrolet Cruze

    Ohio
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    19,093
    arrow_drop_down
    7 Production Plants
    East Liberty
    230,518
    2,500
    Production
    Employment
    Honda
    OEM

    Vehicles - Acura MDX, Acura RDX, Honda CR-V, Honda Crosstour

    Ohio
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    19,093
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    7 Production Plants
    Marysville
    379,313
    4,200
    Production
    Employment
    Honda
    OEM

    Vehicles - Acura ILX, Acura TL, Acura TLX, Honda Accord

    Ohio
    Auto Production Plant Jobs
    19,093
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    7 Production Plants
    Marysville PMC