Global Value Chains, Local Economic Values

March 26, 2019

The Automobile Industry’s Role in Trade and Investment

The Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) and the American-German Institute (AGI) hosted a timely discussion about the automotive industry’s role in trade, job creation, and investment. Expert panelists shared insights into the contributions of the automotive industry to the domestic and global economies, as well as explore how current trade policy affects the continued success of the automotive industry.


Manny Manriquez, General Director of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA Washington DC office)

Bernhard Mattes, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

Bryan Riley, Director of the National Taxpayer’s Union Free Trade Initiative

Sherman Robinson, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Moderated by Peter Rashish, Senior Fellow and Director of the Geoeconomics Program at AGI

Photos from the event



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