One Year In – And No Sign of an Auto Tariff Resolution

This week, we will hit the 90 day mark from when the Department of Commerce submitted to the White House the results of its national security investigation into imported autos and auto parts.

What do Real Americans Think of Auto Tariffs?

During AIADA’s Auto Tariff Fly-In last month, hundreds of dealers from around the country flew into Washington, D.C., to register their concerns regarding auto tariffs with lawmakers. We made an impact, surging across Capitol Hill in groups, urging legislators to take a stand against potential 25 percent tariffs on imported auto and auto parts.

What Are You Waiting For?

If you’re not planning to attend AIADA’s Washington, D.C., Auto Tariff Fly-In at this point, I’m not sure what I can say to convince you. Maybe you don’t think such damaging auto tariffs would ever really be put in place. I hope you’re right, but I’ll remind you that the steel and aluminum industries thought the same thing. Maybe you’re not concerned about the 117,500 dealership jobs that would be lost. Or the two million unit drop in annual sales. Or the $66.5 billion decline in dealer revenues.

Dealers Announce Auto Tariff Fly-In

Our customer, our employees, and our brands NEED your voice to be heard in Washington, D.C., fighting back against business-killing tariffs that would raise auto prices by thousands of dollars, slash sales by an estimated 2 million units, and cost hard -working Americans 117,000 dealership jobs. We can’t take this lying down.

Time to Get Busy

Busy is good. Busy means business is booming. Busy means customers are buying and cars are moving. Busy means dealers are in good shape. Now, as AIADA chairman, busy has taken on a new meaning.