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Flavio Volpe on the diversity of suppliers, the ‘dignity in making things,’ and USMCA

Canada Conversations with Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association President Flavio Volpe talks about how his members shifted gears to make medical equipment during the pa...

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The auto industry faces challenges worse than in 2008, lawmakers say

Sabrina Rodriguez, Politico May 18, 2020 Auto manufacturing plants across the United States are resuming operations Monday, but it’s unclear whether production and consumer demand will ramp up enough for them t...

APMA Webinar: COVID-19 Back-to-Work Guidance

On Friday, April 24 at 11 am, VP of Learning & Development, Lauren Tedesco, was joined by the President of the APMA, Flavio Volpe, and Peter Hatges of KPMG, to discuss the latest guidance for bringing the A...

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Parts association boss challenges members to make medical equipment during pandemic

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 16, 2020 Canada’s parts suppliers are being challenged to source or even manufacturer medical equipment that could be in short supply due to the outbreak of the novel c...

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Trade groups concerned over potential June 1 start of USMCA

March 16, 2020, Automotive News Canada Trade groups representing automakers and parts manufacturers are “gravely concerned” by reports that the Trump administration is considering an entry-into-forc...

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USMCA update puts Canada in the role of labour watchdog for Mexico

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada March 2, 2020 Late changes made to the new North American trade pact place Canada into the role of an “honest broker” to assess whether Mexico’s manufacturing operations compl...

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The Morning News with Sue Deyell & Andrew Schultz

Flavio discusses the implications of delay of the CUSMA ratification process. “It’s great deal for us [in the auto parts sector]… We couldn’t have done better with this deal!” – Flavio Volpe Click here for link...

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‘We could not have got a better deal’: New NAFTA means more work, more security, says expert

CBC News, January 28 ‘If someone says that we can improve it, I challenge them to quantify it,’ says Flavio Volpe The president of the association that represents Canadian automotive parts manufactu...

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U.S. House passes trade deal replacing NAFTA, but concerns remain in Canada

David Lawder, Reuters December 19, 2019 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade deal that includes tougher labour and automotive content rul...

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Flavio Volpe joins Arlene Bynon

December 19th, 2019 Flavio Volpe (President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association) joined the Arlene Bynon show to discuss the end of automotive production for GM in Oshawa, Ontario.