Issue Overview

Manufacturing and Trade

No one builds better than America. Manufacturing workers all over America build the best planes, trains, and automobiles in the world. But trade policy made in Washington, D.C. doesn’t just affect companies overseas. These policies can have wide ranging impacts -- both good and bad -- on manufacturers and American workers. We need to support smart policies that keep American workers winning and make manufacturers competitive. Each tariff, trade deal, and tax should be evaluated on whether it meets both of these goals.

Good trade policy promotes competition and protects the livelihoods of American workers. It’s something worth fighting for.

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"Manufacturers in South Carolina and throughout the United States are making a comeback, creating jobs, making more products and making them better than ever before," said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse.

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Articles & Resources

Forbes: Tens Of Thousands Of Jobs On The Line From Trump Tariffs On European and Asian Cars

The Trump administration is expected to go ahead with 25% tariffs on imported automobiles from Europe and Japan as early as next week. The midterm elections are over, but the Trump administration is still making noise about taxing every automobile

Automotive News: Dealers fear tariffs will lower profits, force job cuts

A 25 percent tariff on imported vehicles could chill new-car sales, devastate dealership profits and trigger job losses at stores, dealers and their advocates say. That prospect has U.S. auto dealers nervously awaiting a Trump administration verdict that could jolt