July 09, 2015

For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2015       
Contact: Ashley Pratte media@americanautocouncil.org



AAPC To Attend Upcoming TTIP Round in Brussels
U.S. Auto Association Supporting Ambitious Automotive Regulatory Convergence Outcome

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governor Matt Blunt, president of the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), will participate in the next round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations in Brussels from July 13-18, 2015.

The AAPC, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance) strongly support an ambitious automotive regulatory convergence outcome that maximizes economic and consumer benefits.

Throughout the process, these three automotive associations have worked closely together to better educate and inform those involved in the TTIP negotiations.  All three associations are strong supporters of an ambitious TTIP automotive regulatory convergence outcome, and recognize that a lot of hard work lies ahead. 

“As the negotiations progress, AAPC and its partner associations will continue to support the United States and the European Union negotiators in accomplishing the best result for both consumers and the economy,” said Governor Matt Blunt.  “TTIP will represent the largest share of auto production sales ever covered by a single free trade agreement and we believe that a well-negotiated TTIP, that includes the elimination of tariffs and major non-tariff barriers in the auto sector has great potential to grow the transatlantic auto trade and investment relationship.”

The American Automotive Policy Council, Inc. (AAPC) is a Washington, D.C. association that represents the common public policy interests of its member companies FCA US, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company.