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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...

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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 brin...

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Canada-U.S. collaborations as companies turn to EV

The Mike Farwell Show, 570 News (Kitchener) February 18, 2021 Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, explains how there is room for Canada-U.S. collaboration as companies tu...

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How Canada can capitalize on U.S. auto sector’s abrupt pivot to electric vehicles

James McCarten, The Canadian Press, Toronto Star February 14, 2021 WASHINGTON – The storied North American automotive industry, the ultimate showcase of Canada’s high-tensile trade ties with the United St...

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Japanese and North American auto makers and parts makers accelerate EV investment in Canada

Hiroko Murata, Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun (NJD) February 10, 2021 Unofficial Translation below. North American and Japanese manufacturers of finished vehicles and parts are accelerating their investment in Canada ...

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Businesses concerned over ‘vaccination gap’ between Canada, U.S.

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star February 10, 2021 The Canada-based Automobile Parts Manufacturers Association is reaching out to American trade and industry officials in the White House this week to alert them to th...

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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 expe...

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Sources: USTR has approved all but one USMCA alternative staging plan for auto companies

Maria Curi, Inside U.S. Trade January 28, 2021 The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has approved nearly all auto companies’ proposals for additional time to reach full compliance with the U.S.-Mexico-Can...

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The Global Exchange: A North American Industry

Colin Robertson, The CGAI Podcast Network January 25, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufactures’ Association, discusses the Canadian automotive industry and trade post-CUSMA and during C...

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Justin Trudeau Gets Call From Biden as Canada and U.S. Mend Relations

Catherine Porter, The New York Times January 22, 2021 Canadians welcome a renewed relationship with the United States after tolerating four years of insults and threats from the Trump administration. TORONTO —...