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Jun
19

Alliance Statement on Mexican Passage of USMCA

Statement attributable to Alliance Interim President and CEO David Schwietert: “Since the Trump administration first announced its intent to modernize our existing trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, the Auto Alliance has reiterated the absolute necessity of preserving the integrated North American automotive supply chain and maintaining the auto industry’s global competitiveness. Likewise, it is […]

Jun
13

Alliance Submits Comments to FCC on the Importance of Automotive Safety being a Priority in the 5.9 GHz Spectrum

On June 12, 2019, the Auto Alliance submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the importance of automotive safety being a priority in the 5.9 GHz spectrum. Automakers believe it is important to ensure that intelligent transportation systems (“ITS”) and vehicle-to-everything (“V2X”) technologies are able to operate in the 5.9 GHz band free […]

Jun
7

Alliance Statement on U.S., Mexican Agreement

The following statement on the agreement reached tonight between the U.S. and Mexico can be attributable to David Schwietert, Interim President and CEO at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers: “We are pleased to see that the president has decided against imposing tariffs on goods coming into the country from Mexico. Any barrier to the flow […]

May
31

Statement on Mexican Tariffs

Statement attributable to Alliance Interim President and CEO David Schwietert: While we appreciate the administration’s efforts to seek Congressional action on legislation to modernize the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, our position on tariffs remains unchanged:  they are a tax on our customers, which means they’re harmful to our nation’s economy and the millions of American jobs […]

May
17

Alliance Statement on Agreement between U.S, Canada, and Mexico to Lift Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

“Automakers welcome this announcement. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum have increased costs for automakers and suppliers. While many automakers already source the vast majority of their steel and aluminum domestically, tariffs drive those prices up which decreases investment and harms auto workers and ultimately consumers. Lifting these tariffs not only reduces economic harm, it would […]