President Biden Orders Investigation of Chinese Autos: AAM Statement

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Washington, D.C. — President Biden on Thursday directed the Commerce Department to investigate the national security risks posed by connected vehicles made with technology from China and other countries of concern.  

The Alliance for American Manufacturing recently issued a report that uncovers the threat of Chinese autos to U.S. national security and economic stability and offers comprehensive policy recommendations. 

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said: 

“We agree that the data security of connected vehicles is an issue critical to national security, especially when manufactured by companies based in China. The Alliance for American Manufacturing supports the initiation of this investigation. We hope it swiftly leads to decisive action. We also believe more will need to be done to stem the threat of Chinese autos to our national and economic security, which is why we have called for a broad range of measures, including higher tariffs and limiting EV tax credits.”

Policy recommendations from AAM’s report include:

  • Impose exclusionary tariffs on all Chinese automobile imports to the U.S.; enact the Leveling the Playing Field Act 2.0; reinstate Section 421; and improve the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System
  • Fully enforce and tighten the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement rules of origin for all automobile content in the 2026 joint review  
  • Comprehensively implement and enforce the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act with additional emphasis on metals, automotive parts, and battery content and raw materials utilized in EVs
  • Strictly enforce the Clean Vehicle Tax Credits authorized under the Inflation Reduction Act and other domestic content preferences for automobile content and related transit

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul is available for interview. 

Read AAM’s full report here