‘Too much noise in the data’ to fully gauge USMCA

Emily Atkins, Automotive News Canada  July 29, 2021  Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, said Canada has a chance to be the “battery capital of North America” if it can figure out the metals processing piece of the equation and the role of government funding.  Read the article here. 

How does the federal government get Canadians to buy only ZEVs by 2035?

Kelly Taylor, Automotive News Canada July 26, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), said “there’s a long shadow between intent and execution,” but the government’s accelerated ZEV timeline was expected. Read article here.

US and Mexico fail to resolve dispute on trade rules for cars

Eric Martin and Keith Laing, Bloomberg News July 23, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, is quoted on a potential trade dispute on auto rules in USMCA. “Making the rules too cumbersome could cause automakers to forgo applying for duty-free treatment and instead pay tariffs that the U.S. charges under World Trade Organization rules.” […]

Flavio Volpe targets the future of the car industry with Project Arrow

Roland Tanner and Joel MacLeod, The 905er July 20, 2021 Flavio Volpe, President of the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association, discusses Project Arrow, and how it has the potential to change the auto industry in Canada, internationally, and be part of the electric future of transportation. Listen to the podcast here.

Why auto parts suppliers could be set for ‘roaring comeback’

Arturo Chang, BNN Bloomberg July 19, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses the ongoing supply chain shortages affecting the auto industry, trade tensions over car rules in the new NAFTA, as well as reasons to be optimistic about the auto industry’s outlook. Watch the interview and read the article here.

U.S. Clashes with Mexico, Canada on Car Rules in USMCA Risk

Eric Martin and Keith Laing, Bloomberg July 16, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, discusses USMCA rules interpretations that do more harm than good in the US, Mexico and Canada. ‘The Biden administration’s interpretation of the rules of origin “does not reconcile with the tri-party consensus of how the new rules would be administered.” […]