General Motors Co. warned the Trump administration strongly that it could shrink US operations and cut jobs if tariffs apply to imported vehicles and car parts.
"Increased import tariffs could lead to a smaller GM, a reduced presence at home and abroad for this iconic American company, and less risk – no more – US jobs," said the country's largest automaker in comments submitted to the Ministry of Commerce on Friday.
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President Donald Trump ordered an investigation into whether or not car imports represented national security risks last month, in a section of the same 60th Commercial Code used to impose levies on steel and aluminum. The government should consider car fares of up to 25 percent.