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International Trade

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.

Nov 21 2013
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. is betting big that it can grow the ailing midsize pickup segment. It will reveal its solution Wednesday at the LA Auto Show: a stylish, sporty and more fuel-efficient 2015 Chevrolet Colorado.

The newly redesigned Colorado will return to showrooms in fall 2014 after going out of production in summer 2012.

“The vision for our midsize truck was really very simple: to produce the most capable, versatile and fuel-efficient midsize pickup truck America has ever seen,” said Alan Batey, senior vice president for global Chevrolet.

Nov 20 2013
Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on USA Today

Ford will debut a new Edge crossover utility concept Wednesday that is close to the lighter-weight vehicle that will go on sale next year.

The automaker is spending $700 million at the Oakville assembly plant in Ontario to build the 2015 Edge alongside the Lincoln MKX. Ford will export both models.

Design manager Kevin George said the goal was to transform the Edge from a heavyweight boxer to a sprinter — still muscular, but more nimble.

Nov 19 2013
The Detroit News

A record nine automotive manufacturers will exhibit at the 2014 consumer electronics show — renamed 2014 International CES — as automakers seek to convince consumers that their brands have the best and most up-to-date onboard electronics.

The show’s organizers said Monday Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes and Toyota will showcase their latest technologies at the Jan. 7-10 show in Las Vegas — just a week before press preview days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Nov 13 2013
Written by Michael Wayland | Posted on MLive

The all-new Chevrolet Colorado will make its world debut next week at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, according to General Motors Co.

The Detroit-based automaker today released a second teaser photo of the truck with a release about the midsize pickup truck debuting Nov. 20 during Chevrolet’s press conference at the show, which will be livestreamed on the brand's YouTube page.