A Historic Step Forward on Trade

Press Releases 07/01/20

Contact:  Libby Newman
(703) 519-7800


Alexandria, VA (July 1, 2020) – The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today enters into force, beginning an important new era for our region’s trilateral trade relationship. In response, American International Auto Dealer Association President and CEO Cody Lusk shared the following statement:

“America’s international nameplate auto dealers look forward to working with USMCA stakeholders to ensure that the interests of their customers and employees are taken into account as the agreement enters into force. International nameplate auto retail sales, which account for 56 percent of all retail vehicle sales in the U.S. and more than half of all new vehicle dealership jobs, are intrinsically linked to the manufacturing and trade relationships between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The successful implementation of USMCA matters deeply to international nameplate dealers and the 578,000 Americans they employ.”

For more on the positive impact America’s international nameplate dealers have on our economy visit www.AIADA.org.



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 www.aiada.org.