But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says those increased costs get passed on to customers, and ultimately bog down economic activity.
European auto manufacturers in the United States export 60% of their cars, which helps the USA trade balance - a number Trump has been focused on. "We cant send our cars and if we do they charge many, many times the tax that we stupidly don't charge".
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents General Motors, Ford, Daimler, Toyota and others, are imploring Trump to not pursue this plan of attack, noting that if he continues it could ultimately cost consumers $45 billion annually.
That came on top of the tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum that went into effect in late March - measures that prompted Beijing to slap punitive duties on 128 USA goods, including pork, wine and certain pipes.
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The EU has a 10 per cent tariff on cars compared to 2.5 per cent for cars entering the US.
The EU's letter reportedly said that it has not yet decided on countermeasures to possible vehicle tariffs, but said it is "likely" to apply them to "a significant volume of trade" in the event Trump imposes such tariffs.
The documents submitted to the Commerce Department also said that tariffs on cars and vehicle parts could undermine auto production in the United States by creating higher costs for USA manufacturers.
The ISM said that demand remained strong but supply chains continued to "struggle" because of import tariffs and the robust economy.
She said the European Union can not lift its auto tariffs for the U.S. or it would have to do so for the rest of the world, and "there's no way" European Union member countries would agree to that.
"We'll spare no effort, be it at the technical or political level, to prevent this from happening", a spokesman for the Commission told reporters, adding that Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's trip to Washington later this month would seek to stop any new United States tariffs.
Trump took the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company to task for several days over twitter over the move, including threatening them with a new "huge" tax, which he didn't clarify.