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Exclusive: No US-style policies for Australia: minister

Two way street: Both the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) and federal government agree that local automotive-related manufacturing requires innovation, diversification and exports to survive.

Protectionism not on agenda to save remainder of Australian automotive manufacturing

General News logo11 Apr 2017

- THE kind of protectionism measures promised by United States president Donald Trump and the successful campaign for Britain to exit the European Union are unlikely to surface in Australia as Holden and Toyota prepare to exit local manufacturing.

- In an exclusive interview with GoAuto at the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo in Melbourne last week, federal minister for industry, innovation and science Arthur Sinodinos said it was “overwhelmingly in our interest to have a more open trading system”.

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