Leveling the Playing Field for American Automakers

After the Obama administration announced plans to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization regarding subsidies for autos and auto parts in China, the BlueGreen Alliance’s Executive Director David Foster issued the following statement.

September 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (September 17, 2012) – After the Obama administration today announced plans to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization regarding subsidies for autos and auto parts in China, the BlueGreen Alliance’s Executive Director David Foster issued the following statement:

“Keeping a level playing field globally to ensure U.S. automakers are able to fairly compete with others is important to protecting good jobs here at home and expanding markets globally for American-made products. The U.S. auto industry—given new life by the lifeline extended to it by the Obama administration and driven by a new focus on fuel-efficient vehicles—has been the backbone of America’s economic recovery, adding hundreds of thousands of jobs and bringing back jobs to our country that had been sent elsewhere.

“We applaud this action to protect U.S. automakers and automotive suppliers and hope that a resolution will be found that is fair to all sides.”