US and Mexico fail to resolve dispute on trade rules for cars

Eric Martin and Keith Laing, Bloomberg News July 23, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, is quoted on a potential trade dispute on auto rules in USMCA. “Making the rules too cumbersome could cause automakers to forgo applying for duty-free treatment and instead pay tariffs that the U.S. charges under World Trade Organization rules.” […]

Why auto parts suppliers could be set for ‘roaring comeback’

Arturo Chang, BNN Bloomberg July 19, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses the ongoing supply chain shortages affecting the auto industry, trade tensions over car rules in the new NAFTA, as well as reasons to be optimistic about the auto industry’s outlook. Watch the interview and read the article here.

Lauren Tedesco joins Good Mornings with Bilal Vakani

Good Mornings with Bilal Vakani, Canada Talks, SiriusXM channel 167 July 14, 2021 Lauren Tedesco, VP of Learning and Development with Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses the new EDI Fund which opens pathways of opportunity for underrepresented communities, and APMA’s efforts to build the workforce of the future for Canada’s auto sector. Listen here.

Feds’ 2035 green cars promise leaves unanswered questions, say auto associations

Peter Mazereeuw, The Hill Times July 12, 2021 The government announced a ‘mandatory target’ on June 29: that only zero-emission vehicles would be sold in Canada by 2035. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, weighs in on how the auto industry will play its part.  See article below or read article here.

Bottleneck in car charging stations

Kathie McMann and Patty Handysides, AM800: The Afternoon News July 7, 2021 As more car companies put absolute dates on getting into electric vehicles, or even completely changing over to EV’s, the issue of charging the vehicles is getting louder. How do we avoid a bottleneck in car charging? Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, […]