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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.

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Mexico, Canada would share in USMCA windfall

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada December 16, 2019 President Donald Trump reopened North American trade talks with the aim of bringing factory jobs back to the U.S. from Mexico. But the new United States-Mexi...

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Canadian Auto Sector Welcomes Final USMCA Deal

Dec 13, 2019 Keith Nuthall, Wards Auto For autos traded between the three USMCA countries to benefit from its low- or zero-duty provisions, 70% of all steel, aluminum and glass used must originate in North Amer...

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Delayed USMCA ratification would be ‘really big problem,’ warns parts association

The Canadian Press, Automotive News Canada December 13, 2019 The head of Canada’s parts suppliers association is warning the federal opposition parties that delaying ratification of the new North American free-...