丰田就特朗普关税威胁发表声明

【美国印象网讯】5月17日,特朗普总统以“国家安全”为名指示美国贸易代表莱特希泽(Robert Lighthizer)与有关经济体就汽车贸易进行谈判,以便“保护美国的汽车工业、劳动人口和创新能力”。他点名欧盟和日本,称若无法在180天内达成协议,将会考虑采取进一步措施。

日本汽车制造业巨头丰田公司就此发表了如下声明。


今天的总统令是对美国消费者、工人和汽车业的重大打击。

60多年来,丰田已在美国深深扎根。在我们的研发中心、10个制造工厂、1500个经销商网络、广泛的供应链和其他业务中,是我们在美国直接或间接雇佣的475000多名员工,以及在美国超过600亿美元的投资,其中还包括10亿美元的慈善与外围工作资金。

今天的总统令向丰田传达了一个信息,即我们的投资是不受欢迎的,我们的每一位员工所作出的贡献都没有得到重视。

我们一直是开放燃料电池与混合电气化专利方面的领跑者,并将继续在研发领域保持开放与合作。我们的目标是开发有助于社会和维持美国经济与就业的技术。我们在人工智能、自动化和机器人技术领域不断创新,这将进一步促进和改善美国社会。

大多数美国人都有过与丰田相关的故事,我们为至今仍有超过3600万辆丰田和雷克萨斯汽车行驶在美国道路上而骄傲。我们的业务和员工为美国的经济与生活方式都做出了重大的贡献,而不是对国家安全的威胁。

历史已经表明,限制车辆和零部件的进口会对就业机会创造、经济刺激和消费者习惯改变产生负面影响。这些人为的限制将减少消费者的选择,并影响所有汽车制造商,因为美国制造业中使用的汽车零部件来自全球各地。如果实施进口配额,最大的输家将是消费者,因为他们需要将更多的钱花在更少的车辆选择上。

下面是声明的英文原文。




Today’s Executive Proclamation is a major set-back for American consumers, workers and the auto industry.

Toyota has been deeply engrained in the U.S. for over 60 years. Between our R&D centers, 10 manufacturing plants, 1,500-strong dealer network, extensive supply chain and other operations, we directly and indirectly employ over 475,000 in the U.S., and have invested over $60 billion in this country, including over $1 billion in philanthropic and community-outreach efforts.

Today’s proclamation sends a message to Toyota that our investments are not welcomed, and the contributions from each of our employees across America are not valued.

We have been a leader in R&D through open-sourcing of patents in critical technologies such as fuel cells, hybrid electrification and continue to be transparent and collaborative with our innovations. Our goal is to develop technologies that help society and contribute to sustaining the economy and jobs in the U.S. We continue to innovate in areas of AI, autonomous and robotics technologies that will further contribute and improve our American society.

Most every American has a Toyota story and we are very proud of the fact that over 36 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles are still on U.S. roads today. Our operations and employees contribute significantly to the American way of life, the U.S. economy and are not a national security threat.

History has shown that limiting import vehicles and parts is counterproductive in creating jobs, stimulating the economy and influencing consumer buying habits. These artificial limitations would reduce consumer choice and impact all automakers since vehicle parts used in U.S. manufacturing are sourced from around the globe. If import quotas are imposed, the biggest losers will be consumers who will pay more and have fewer vehicle choices.

We remain hopeful that the upcoming negotiations on trade can be resolved quickly and yield what is best for the American consumer, workers and the auto industry.