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 America. OTTAWA – The Canadian automotive industry is hailing the final text of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal for […]

Will Ontario’s 3rd economic development minister in a year be a charm for auto?

Grace Macaluso, Automotive News Canada August 07, 2019 A revolving door appears to have been installed at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Vic Fedeli became the third minister in about a year to take over the cabinet portfolio that is of critical importance to the auto industry. The former treasurer […]

Port of Vancouver getting $42M upgrade to accommodate Asian auto imports

Greg Layson, Automotive News July 24, 2019 Importing and exporting new vehicles and auto parts to and from Canada is expected to run more smoothly once the federal government finishes consolidating a pair of auto terminals at the Port of Vancouver. The federal government is spending $42.7 million to consolidate the operations of the Annacis […]

Canada’s auto industry fears blowback over government’s tough emissions stance

ROB BOSTELAAR, Automotive News Canada July 16, 2019 OTTAWA — Canada’s alliance with California in a battle over greenhouse-gas emissions could erase hard-won trade protections, deter investment and drive up prices for car buyers, auto industry officials warn. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in June that Canada will align […]