The American Automotive Policy Council actively works with Chrysler, GM and Ford to promote policies supportive of the American Auto Industry.
No other American industry has made a deeper, more binding commitment to enhancing national energy security and reducing CO2 emissions. Looking ahead, we are accelerating the development of advanced technologies to address our nation's energy and environmental challenges.
The American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) is disappointed that the negotiations between the United States and Brazil on cotton subsidies have so far failed to reach agreement and resulted in Brazil raising tariffs on cars and trucks imported from the United States.
On behalf of a broad coalition of U.S. businesses, workers, farmers and ranchers, thank you for your efforts to engage Brazil in a dialogue that successfully averted Brazilian trade retaliation related to the WTO cotton dispute for the immediate future. We look forward to working with you to secure a final resolution of this dispute that will remove the threat of retaliation completely.
The American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), on behalf of our member companies—Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company, is writing to express our deep concern with the strong possibility that the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute between the United States and Brazil on cotton subsidies will result in U.S. automotive exports to Brazil being penalized.
America's auto manufacturers — Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company — are committed to investing and keeping jobs here in the United States and delivering the most advanced and green technologies to U.S. consumers.
We will strengthen U.S. manufacturing by building the next generation of environmentally-friendly products consumers expect, and investing in plants, research, and people here in America.
Research & Development
For Our Customers – New Products: We are developing new product that achieve the industry's highest levels of quality, durability and safety through investment in cutting- edge technologies that will dramatically increase consumer options and satisfaction.
For American Manufacturing – New Innovations and Green Jobs: We are investing in innovative technologies, including plug-in hybrid, next generation electrics, clean diesel, advanced engine/transmission technologies and emission-free hydrogen fuel cells. Since 2003 alone, patent filings for alternative automotive power have more than doubled and safety system patent filings have risen 50 percent.