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Chrysler, Ford and GM have supported every major trade agreement negotiation to establish a 21st Century Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement with Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. AAPC also works to support U.S. trade relationships with other countries around the globe.

The Trans Pacific Partnership

The TPP will also provide a high standard free trade agreement model for the Asia-Pacific region, and a solid economic anchor for the United States in Asia to prevent an economic and trade divide in the middle of the Pacific region.

International Trade, and the TPP, will allow the U.S. to build on existing free trade agreements with four of the eight other countries (Australia, Chile, Peru, Singapore) by better coordinating and harmonizing gains already made in prior trade agreements with those nations. The TPP will serve as a substantial step forward by establishing free trade agreements with four new U.S. trade partners (Brunei, Malaysia, New Zealand and Vietnam). Finally, the agreement will allow the nine signatories to establish a model agreement capable of serving as a high-standard, broad-based regional pact.

Dec 16 2013
Written by David Shepardson | Posted on The Detroit News

Two key senators said Friday they want Congress to include provisions discouraging currency manipulation in legislation on fast-track authority on free trade agreements.

Sens Carl Levin, D-Detroit, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, co-chairs of the Senate Auto Caucus, want Congress to include strong, enforceable currency provisions in the forthcoming Trade Promotion Authority bill, which will give the administration fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals and get up or down votes.

Dec 13 2013

Transatlantic Auto Industry Pushes for Progress on EU/US Trade Deal

Dec 10 2013

AAPC Statement on Trans-Pacific Partnership Discussions in Singapore

Washington, D.C. - American Automotive Policy Council President Matt Blunt today issued the following statement at the conclusion of the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership discussions in Singapore:

Dec 04 2013
Written by Adam Behsudi | Posted on Politico Pro

South Korea’s interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership is yet another reason why a final trade pact should include strong, enforceable rules prohibiting currency manipulation, say American automakers.

“The Korean government has intervened frequently in the foreign exchange markets to manage the value of the won to gain or retain a competitive advantage,” American Automotive Policy Council President Matt Blunt says in a statement released today.

The AAPC represents the interests of the “big three” — Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.

Nov 25 2013

Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) visited Chrysler’s Toledo Assembly Complex.  During his visit, Portman had the opportunity to meet with employees as he toured the assembly line and saw first-hand how the new Jeep Cherokee is manufactured.