Canadian auto association denounces steel, aluminum tariffs

Sunday June 03, 2018
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jun. 3, 2018 - The Global Automakers of Canada, on behalf of its 15 member companies, reiterated the concerns of the membership regarding the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the president of the United States on NAFTA partners as well as the European Union.

“The automotive Industry is completely globalized. Pretending that this is not the case is myopic, misguided and harmful to our collective economies,” said David Adams, president of the Global Automakers of Canada. “More importantly tariffs are essentially taxes that are paid by American consumers who disadvantaged by these actions.”

Global Automakers of Canada is a national industry association representing 15 exclusive Canadian distributors of various automotive brands. The members of the GAC were responsible for 57 per cent of overall vehicle sales in 2017. The members support some 77,000 direct and indirect jobs in Canada along with 60 per cent of Canada’s 3,331 dealers across Canada.

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