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McCormick: Let’s Keep Building North American Automobiles And Economy Together

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By Rachel McCormick
Consul General of Canada for New Mexico

As Consul General of Canada in New Mexico, I’ve seen firsthand the prosperity that comes from trade between the United States and Canada. For example, Canada is the number one export market for Hatch chiles. And look no further than the auto industry. Through years of specialization and integration, our two countries now lead the world in producing cars, trucks and other vehicles. And as we fight climate change together, the U.S. and Canada are better positioned than nearly any other countries to become the global leaders in zero-emission vehicles production.

Unfortunately, this future is at risk of stalling. As you might already know, there is a new tax credit for electric vehicles (EVs) proposed in the Build Back Better bill that’s currently in the Senate. Canada supports the use of tax credits to usher in the adoption of electric vehicles to meet our shared climate objectives. But what you may not know is that there are certain parts of this tax credit that are jeopardizing the U.S.-Canada automotive industry and threatening to kill jobs across the U.S.

Here’s how.

Right now, Americans and Canadians make cars together seamlessly. Companies on […]

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