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Feuding Auto Industry Unites to Oppose Trump’s Import Tariffs


Source: Ryan Beene, Bloomberg

The U.S. auto industry is escalating a lobbying push to keep President Donald Trump from imposing steep new tariffs on imported cars and parts that executives warn could cripple a sector already facing a slowdown.

Groups representing many arms of the industry — automakers, dealers, parts suppliers and aftermarket companies alike — are in lockstep in their opposition of new levies being considered by the White House, a rarity for an industry that often disagrees on major policies.

And despite months of aggressive lobbying to block new tariffs, industry officials worry the new levies are much more than just a bargaining chip in Trump’s trade talks with the European Union, Japan and China… read more on the Bloomberg website

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