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 […]

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 […]

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 turn to electric cars. Listen here (@ 65:00-76:00).

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 States, is about to navigate a dramatic hairpin turn. But as the Big Three veer into the all-electric, autonomous era, some Canadians want to seize the […]

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 for electric vehicles (EVs). Flavio Volpe, president of the Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturers Association, cited the easy availability of raw materials for batteries such as lithium and […]

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 the potential pitfalls of a “vaccination gap” developing between the nations. The United States currently is vaccinating its population at nine times the […]

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 […]

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-Canada Agreement’s rules of origin, sources familiar with the process told Inside U.S. Trade on Thursday. Canada has yet to announce any plan approvals. […]

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 COVID-19, and what the Biden presidency means for the future of the industry. Listen here (at !0:00).