Auto Dealers React to USMCA Passage

Press Releases 01/16/20

January 16, 2020
Libby Newman
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Auto Dealers React to USMCA Passage

Alexandria, VA (January 16, 2020) – Cody Lusk, President and CEO of the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA), which represents America’s 9,500 international nameplate franchises, today released the following statement reacting to the Senate’s 89-10 vote to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement:

“Passage of USMCA puts an end to the cloud of uncertainty dealers have been operating under for nearly two years. Once it is signed by the president, and its rules pertaining to autos are finalized, this agreement should provide a framework under which the auto industry in America can continue to grow. Today’s vote is a vote for stability and security 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