The US is one of the German automotive industry's key markets, so Donald Trump's protectionist plans are unnerving the sector. What does the President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, Matthias Wissmann, have to say about them?
Leading German car executives have been invited to Washington for talks with the US government. The auto pow wow offers carmakers the chance to speak their mind, but what they don't say might carry the most weight.
US President Donald Trump has threatened a tax on EU cars, escalating the trade conflict triggered by his plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum. Other countries "have taken advantage of us for years," he tweeted.
A lobby group for the German car industry has said it expects car production and new registrations to increase again in 2018. Its optimistic forecast came despite concerns over current trade frictions with the US.
President-elect Donald Trump's warning German BMW could be in for hefty import tariffs has triggered an immediate response from the carmaker and the economics minister. Both decided not to over-react.
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