Auto industry lines up against potential U.S. tariffs

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The U.S. auto industry prompted President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, following the U.S. Commerce Department action to send a confidential report to the White House late on Sunday with its recommendations for how to move forward. Some trade organizations also criticized the Commerce […]

Automakers cautions U.S. tariffs will undermine new NAFTA deal

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U.S. automakers and parts suppliers on Thursday cautioned that President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs and threatened vehicle tariffs would undermine the advantages of the new deal to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, resulting in widespread job losses. At a wide-ranging hearing prior the U.S. International Trade Commission, labor representatives stated the […]

General Motors wants Trump administration to support national electric vehicle program

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General Motors stated on Friday it wants the Trump administration to support a nationwide program to increase the sale of zero emission vehicles such as electric cars, even as the government has proposed ending California’s ability to need more clean vehicles. GM states a nationwide program modeled on California’s effort could bring 7 million electric […]

U.S. import tariffs could mean smaller company, fewer jobs, says GM

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General Motors has warned that higher tariffs on imported automobiles under consideration by the Trump administration could cost jobs and result in “a smaller GM” while isolating U.S. businesses from the international market. The administration in May started an investigation into whether imported vehicles pose a national security threat, and U.S. President Donald Trump has […]