‘Too much noise in the data’ to fully gauge USMCA

Emily Atkins, Automotive News Canada  July 29, 2021  Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, said Canada has a chance to be the “battery capital of North America” if it can figure out the metals processing piece of the equation and the role of government funding.  Read the article here. 

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.” […]

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.” […]

Complica EU competitividad automotriz (‘US Complicates Automotive Competitiveness’)

René Delgado, Entredichos, Reforma July 1, 2021 Mexican newspaper, Reforma, interviews Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, regarding future of Mexico-Canada-USA auto, EVs, microchips, COVID19, labour disputes, international competition and the unique collaborations that make these partnerships great. Watch Interview here and see article below:

Ottawa mulls exempting auto workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown

The Canadian Press April 8, 2021 Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau says Ottawa is looking at expanding the categories of essential workers allowed to travel across the Canada-U.S. border. “This is good news. It’s important,” Flavio Volpe, head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said of the government’s decision to at least look at making […]

After industry outcry, Ottawa agrees to clarify cross-border travel rules for autoworkers

Katie Simpson and Alexander Panetta, CBC News March 16, 2021 Public Safety Minister Bill Blair committed to performing a quick review of the policy during a virtual meeting with auto-sector representatives, said Flavio Volpe. Volpe, who heads Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said sector is not pushing for a complete reopening of the border. “We’re […]

Canada/US border: Auto industry

As It Happens with Carol Off and Chris Howden March 15, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, talks about the auto sectors hope for clarification of border restrictions on essential business travel. Listen here. (@1:50)