Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association Continues Engagement with Government to Support Auto Sector in NAFTA Negotiations

June 27, 2018 STATEMENT

The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) has been actively working with governments in all three countries towards a modernized NAFTA that supports North American competitiveness and avoids any unintended harm to the industry including proposed tariffs.

“The CVMA and its members remain highly engaged with the Canadian government to support their efforts as part of these very intensive NAFTA negotiations,” stated Mark Nantais, CVMA President. “With respect to steel and aluminum tariffs, we are working closely with the Government to analyze impacts and avoid unintended outcomes that could undermine automotive investments, competitiveness and the thousands of jobs generated by the auto industry in Canada.”

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Mark Nantais
Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association

About the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA)
The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association is the industry association that has represented Canada’s leading manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles for more than 90 years. Its membership includes Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada, Inc.; Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and General Motors of Canada Company. Collectively its members account for approximately 60% of vehicles produced in Canada, operate 5 vehicle assembly plants as well as engine and components plants, and have over 1,300 dealerships. 130,000 jobs are directly tied to vehicle assembly in Canada. Direct and indirect jobs associated with vehicle manufacturing are estimated at over 500,000