February 18, 2019


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February 18, 2019



AAPC Comments on Section 232 Report


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governor Matt Blunt, president of the American Automotive Policy Council, today issued the following statement on the delivery of the Trump administration’s Section 232 investigation findings:

“The U.S. auto sector plays a pivotal role in our economy, supporting millions of American jobs through its enormous annual capital investments across the country and as one of the nations’ largest investors in research and development.  We believe the imposition of higher import tariffs on automotive products under Section 232 and the likely retaliatory tariffs against U.S. auto exports would undermine – not help – the economic and employment contributions that FCA US, Ford and General Motors make to the U.S. economy."

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