U.S. Clashes with Mexico, Canada on Car Rules in USMCA Risk

Eric Martin and Keith Laing, Bloomberg July 16, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, discusses USMCA rules interpretations that do more harm than good in the US, Mexico and Canada. ‘The Biden administration’s interpretation of the rules of origin “does not reconcile with the tri-party consensus of how the new rules would be administered.” […]

USMCA: The milk in the coconut of North American trade

Marcus Williams, Automotive Logistics February 8, 2021 The renegotiated rules on free trade in North America, known as USMCA, have been in effect six months but are coming under stricter enforcement. Trade experts from Toyota and Canada’s automotive supplier association points to risks around compliance and a lack of clarity in some rules, especially around […]

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

On July 1, 2020, the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) entered into force. Signed on the margins of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires in November 2018, CUSMA outcomes preserve key elements of the long-lasting trading relationship and incorporate new and updated provisions that seek to address 21st-century trade issues and promote opportunities for […]

Canadian Parts Makers Await Enactment of USMCA

Keith Nuthall, Wards Auto June 19, 2020 OTTAWA – Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Assn. (APMA) is optimistic that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will deliver more sustained work to the country’s supply chain once the deal comes into force July 1. It replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in place since 1994. A key change with the new agreement […]

Canadian Technology for Next Generation Vehicles, Transportation Systems and Services Mission to India, November 25-29, 2019

Global Affairs Canada, through the High Commission in New Delhi and the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), will be pleased to receive your application to participate in the “Canadian Technology for Next Generation Vehicles, Transportation Systems and Services” mission to India, which will take place from November 25-29, 2019, in New Delhi […]

Canadian Innovation Day at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) – December 4, 2019

The Consulate General of Canada, in partnership with the APMA, has been granted an opportunity to showcase Canada automotive capabilities to decision makers and influencers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Auburn Hills, MI on Wednesday December 4, 2019.  Application Deadline: Friday August 23, 2019 COB (firm deadline) FCA has specific interest in hosting a “pitch […]

Hosting the State of Queretaro’s Secretary of Economic Development

Last week, our friends @MexicoAdvantage helped us host @mdelprete , State of Queretaro’s Secretary of Economic Development, at our office for an evening with APMA members. It was a great conversation over a great dinner. #mexico #trade #USMCA pic.twitter.com/70oTwlFiqA — APMA Canada (@APMACanada) April 1, 2019  

How Canada’s auto industry can take advantage of new trade deals

Rob Bostelaar February 11, 2019 – Automotive News Canada TORONTO — Jim Carr, federal minister of international trade diversification, says that newly signed trade deals — particularly with fast-growing Asia — hold potential for Canada’s automakers and parts suppliers to find new export markets beyond the United States.But a burning question is whether Canadian businesses […]

Lead Reach and Connect Winter 2019 Issue

APMA’s most current issue of Lead Reach and Connect Winter 2019 is in the mail. The Winter Issue 2019 is feature rich with relevant articles reviewing the new USMCA, Steel/Aluminum Tariff Drawback Claims, SMART Hubs and Infrastructure, Industry 5.0, and Waterloo Research Driving Auto Innovation. The issue also includes APMA and CAMM member listings, new […]