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.
John Irwin, Automotive News Canada February 25, 2021 After four years marked by tariff threats, trade fights and vitriolic tweets from Donald Trump, the administration of President Joe Biden is expected to bring more stability to trade relations with the United States. But those in the Canadian auto industry who hope the United States will […]
Conservatives’ advice for Justin Trudeau: More hard work, no more ‘bromance’ with the U.S. president
Tonda MacCharles, The Star January 21, 2021 OTTAWA –Federal Conservatives say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bears the blame for the “devastating” blow U.S. President Joe Biden delivered to Canada on his first day in office. Flavio Volpe, head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, an industrial ally of the Liberals during the NAFTA renegotiations, said […]
Kevin Carmichael, Financial Post November 20th, 2020 Let’s agree that Canada should try to become a player in the electric-vehicle business. Carbon neutral means ditching internal-combustion and diesel engines, and as the economies that make machines that move people around tend to be the world-beaters, let’s go for it. Here’s another idea: How about trying […]
Marc Liverman, CP24 November 7, 2020 Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, talks about trade in the transition period and what Canada’s trade relations with the US may look like once Joe Biden becomes its 46th President.
Flavio Volpe (Contributor), Toronto Star November 6th, 2020 Its no secret that I love cars. I like things with wheels, motors and sinewy designs that cheat the wind and stir the soul. I like cars that connect with each other and drive on their own. I love cars that take families on tours of fall […]
John Irwin, Automotive News Canada August 3, 2020 Automakers and suppliers face a “heavy lift” in adapting to new North American trade rules during a health crisis that has roiled the global economy. “It’s literally unprecedented to learn and comply with such a complex and new set of rules and origin in less than 30 […]
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 […]
Implementing CUSMA: Webinar explains how the new trade agreement will impact the automotive industry
Collision Repair Magazine June 24, 2020 Toronto, Ontario — On June 24, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) hosted a webinar overviewing the upcoming implementation of CUSMA, the new trade agreement between Canada, U.S., and Mexico. Hosted by Flavio Volpe, the webinar featured two panelists: Joy Nott, Partner, Trade and Customs Practice at KPMG and Karin Muller, Director, Customs Compliance […]
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 […]