FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2016
AAPC Statement on New Administration and Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. - American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) President Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on the new administration and 115th Congress as it continues to advocate on behalf of America’s three auto manufacturers FCA US, Ford and General Motors.
“As the biggest export sector, U.S. auto companies need trade policies that open other markets, while ensuring a level playing field. We look forward to working with the new administration and Congress to negotiate agreements and policies that will crack down on currency manipulation, promote the acceptance of vehicles certified to U.S. safety standards in key markets, and help address other unfair barriers to trade.”
AAPC companies export over one million vehicles per year to more than 100 different markets around the world. This has helped AAPC companies add more than 30,000 American jobs in just the last two years. As the country’s new policymakers formulate their economic and trade priorities for the coming years, AAPC believes that the continued growth of our domestic automakers, and the hundreds of thousands of American workers they support, should be a key consideration. To learn more about the American automakers’ contribution to the U.S. economy, please CLICK HERE to view AAPC’s “State of the U.S. Automotive Industry” for 2016.
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.