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).
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 […]
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 comply with new labour standards, a trade expert says. In late 2019, Democratic legislators in the United States sought new provisions that […]
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 to interview.
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 manufacturers said it’s almost impossible to expect a better agreement than the new NAFTA deal currently before the House of Commons. Flavio Volpe, president […]
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.
Adrian Morrow, The Globe & Mail December 10, 2019 The United States has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to revise the new North American trade pact and satisfy demands from congressional Democrats, paving the way for ratification of U.S. President Donald Trump’s top legislative priority even as he faces impeachment. The deal for […]
Center for Automotive Research study details ‘profoundly negative’ price hikes, job losses — 90% attributable to tariffs Naomi Powell, Financial Post February 15, 2019 U.S. tariffs on auto imports would compound the pain of other recent trade measures, with the impact spilling across borders, even if Canada, Mexico and South Korea are exempted […]