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.

Canadians should remain on guard when it comes to trade under Biden

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 […]

The rebirth of the automotive sector makes Ontario the envy of North America

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 […]

USMCA is in effect, ready or not

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]