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Mazda joins Toyota in condemning Trump’s car-tariff plans

TOKYO — Mazda Motor Corp. became the latest auto company to condemn the Trump administration’s plans for potential car import tariffs, saying such duties would hit both the industry as well as U.S. consumers.

The Japanese manufacturer said it filed comments on the Commerce Department’s investigation into car-related imports on Thursday, urging it to “reject the premise that auto imports are a threat to national security.” Mazda’s U.S. unit said in a statement it filed the comments on behalf of 32,000 Americans who work for Mazda and the brand’s dealerships.

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