Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 15

agreements (by quotas or tariffs).
However, tariffs would go into effect
for all remaining countries, including
Canada, Mexico and members of
the EU. Many countries have reacted
strongly and retaliated with their
own list of tariffs on U.S. exports.
The Department of Commerce has
set up a process for parties to submit
requests or objections for product
exclusions. There is no deadline
to submit exclusion requests and
none have been granted thus far.

SECTION 232 TARIFFS
ON IMPORTS OF STEEL
AND ALUMINUM
WHAT
On March 8, President Trump
issued a presidential proclamation
to impose a 25 percent tariff on
imports of steel and a 10 percent
tariff on imports of aluminum. The
president's decisions are the result of
the Department of Commerce's Section
232 investigation, which ensures
that industries and products critical
to national security are not seriously
damaged or destroyed by imports.

THE IMPACT
Although the association is supportive
of the administration's efforts to
protect the U.S. steel industry, we
believe trade restrictions at the
beginning of the supply chain will
have a ripple effect and threaten the
more significant steel and aluminumconsuming industries downstream
that rely on these raw material inputs.
Additionally, many of our
trading partners have announced
retaliatory actions against the
U.S., making U.S. exports less
competitive in global markets.

STATUS
As of June 1, Argentina, Brazil, Korea
and Australia were able to finalize

consumer, making it difficult for working
Americans to afford cost-effective
options when repairing their vehicles.

STATUS
As part of its investigation, the
Department of Commerce accepted
written comments and held a
public hearing on July 19-20. The
Department of Commerce has 270
days to present its findings to the
president and recommend actions,
including tariffs and/or quotas, if
it is determined that imports of
automobiles and/or automotive parts
threaten to impair national security.

WHAT IS THE AUTO CARE
ASSOCIATION DOING?

SECTION 232 INVESTIGATION
ON AUTOMOBILES
AND AUTO PARTS
WHAT
On May 23, President Trump instructed
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
to initiate a Section 232 investigation to
determine if the imports into the U.S.
of automobiles, including SUVs, vans
and light trucks, and automotive parts
threaten to impair national security.

THE IMPACT
The U.S. automotive parts and services
industry is a strong and growing sector
of the U.S. economy. It operates on a
global level where supply chains are
highly integrated. Companies facing
even slight modifications along the
supply chain, such as tariffs, would be
forced to pass on increased costs to the

The Auto Care Association has
submitted comments and presented
testimony at hearings to voice our
concerns on how these actions
would negatively impact the U.S.
auto care industry, U.S. consumers
and the overall U.S. economy. We
continue to urge the administration to
engage in dialogue with our trading
partners and affected stakeholders
to improve U.S. competitiveness
in the global marketplace, protect
U.S. investments and intellectual
property, and facilitate fair trade.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The Auto Care Association
encourages members to reach
out to us when there are trade
policies affecting your business.
For more information about the
Auto Care Association's government
affairs efforts and initiatives on
trade policy, visit autocare.org/
trade or contact Aaron Lowe at
aaron.lowe@autocare.org.

autocare.org

15


http://www.autocare.org/trade http://www.autocare.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Auto Care Insider Volume 111

No label
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - No label
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - Cover1
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - Cover2
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 1
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 2
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 3
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 4
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 5
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 6
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 7
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 8
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 9
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 10
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 11
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 12
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 13
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 14
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 15
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 16
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 17
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 18
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 19
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 20
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 21
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 22
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 23
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 24
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 25
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 26
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 27
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - 28
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - Cover3
Auto Care Insider Volume 111 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol112
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol111
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol110
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol109
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol108
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol107
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol106
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol105
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol104
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol103
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol102
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol101
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol100
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol99
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol98
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol97
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol96
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol95
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol94
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol93
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol92
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol91
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol90
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol89
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/autocare/AutoCareInsiderVol88
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com