No, the auto safety is not the fault of import laws. English/European hammerless doubles have had them for at least a hundred years. It becomes habit to push off the safety as the gun comes up to target. It's like people who carry a 1911; the thumb pushes the safety off as it comes up to target without even thinking about it.
Don't focus so much on who is driving the bus, but pay attention to what bus you're on and where it's going.