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Automotive

What We Do For You:

  • Promote U.S. policies that encourage the competitiveness of the U.S. automotive industry

  • Seek to ensure that U.S. regulations and other programs do not adversely impact U.S. industry competitiveness

  • Develop and recommend U.S. policy positions for multilateral and bilateral discussions related to the automotive industry that ensure U.S. companies are safeguarded from unfair trading practices (e.g. the WTO)

  • Provide information, trade data, and industry analysis to the U.S. business community, policy makers, and trade negotiators

  • Maintain close liaison with U.S. automotive firms to focus and construct programs that enhance U.S. industry’s competitiveness

  • Provide export assistance, including advocacy and business counseling, to help automotive companies penetrate new markets, increase market share, and resolve specific market obstacles

  • Participate as members of automotive-specific trade negotiating teams

Automotive Frequently Asked Questions

Trade Data
As a convenience for readers, Commerce provides trade data generated by the Office of Transportation and Machinery product groupings from the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (imports) and Schedule B (exports). However, these data sets are not the only, nor the “official” U.S. Government source for trade data on the automotive industry.
Automotive Resource Guide
A 2014 U.S. Commercial Service resource guide to help identify potential markets. This guide is updated periodically.
Anti-Counterfeiting
Resources to help combat counterfeit automotive components
Exporting Vehicles
Documentation, license procedures, and assistance for exporting a vehicle
Importing a motor vehicle
Safety, regulations, duty, federal emissions standards, and USMCA information for importing a vehicle
Miscellaneous Frequently Asked Questions
Import a car, export a vehicle, HTS codes, and safety problems and recalls