ABOUT

Our Mission

AFIT-PAC is the only political action committee in the country that was founded by dealers, is run by dealers, and protects the free trade interests of our dealerships. We are the political voice for international auto dealers nationwide. We fight the threat of protectionist trade barriers and promote the free trade interests of our dealers by supporting the campaigns of candidates for Congress who share our philosophy of free and open trade.

A Message from Our Chairman

AFIT-PAC was founded in 1991 to promote a single issue: free international trade.

Free trade and open markets have made the U.S. the world’s most competitive marketplace for motor vehicles.  Because of this competition, the American consumer enjoys the greatest selection of world-class vehicles at the most competitive prices.  Open markets also create jobs; the international nameplate auto industry and its franchises account for over 1,000,000 direct and indirect U.S. jobs.

Despite these facts, Washington politicians are embracing more protectionist “America First” trade policies.  In 2017, the U.S. withdrew from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement that would have liberalized trade with 11 other Pacific Rim countries, including Japan.  The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that governs trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico is being renegotiated.  Also in 2017, the GOP’s tax reform blueprint in the House of Representatives included a Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) proposal which would have imposed a 20% import tax on all imported vehicles and parts.

So how do we ensure that policies promoting free trade and open markets prevail with the policymakers in Washington?  We must do everything we can to elect members of Congress who embrace our philosophy because the more of these leaders we help, the more voices we will have advocating for free trade now and in the future.

I am asking you to join me in making a personal contribution today to support AFIT-PAC in its mission to elect free traders to Congress.  I look forward to working with you during the 2017-2018 cycle.

If we don’t invest today, we’ll pay tomorrow!

 

Fritz Hitchcock
City of Industry, CA