Auto Dealer Statement on USMCA Final Agreement

Press Releases 12/10/19

Alexandria, VA (December 10, 2019) – Howard Hakes, California Toyota dealer and chairman of the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA), has released the following statement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement:

“Today’s deal between Congress and the White House to move forward on USMCA is positive news for America’s international nameplate dealers and their 578,000 employees. It removes the cloud of uncertainty that has hovered over North American trade and production, and opens up a path to prosperity and stability. We look forward to working with Congress and the White House to ensure that this new agreement works for America’s auto dealers and their customers.”

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Established in 1970, AIADA is and continues to be the only association whose sole purpose is to represent America’s international nameplate automobile franchises that sell and service the following brands in the United States: Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Scion, Smart, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. These retailers have a positive economic impact both nationally and in the local communities they serve, providing over 578,000 American jobs. Visit AIADA online at

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