Canadians should remain on guard when it comes to trade under Biden

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada February 25, 2021 After four years marked by tariff threats, trade fights and vitriolic tweets from Donald Trump, the administration of President Joe Biden is expected to bring more stability to trade relations with the United States. But those in the Canadian auto industry who hope the United States will […]

Parts association asks U.S. president to help Canada secure vaccines

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada February 12, 2021 The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) is so “genuinely worried” by Canada’s slow pace of COVID-19 inoculation it has taken to almost begging the United States for assistance. Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, is concerned the United States is opening a wide “vaccination gap” that will […]

Biden’s Buy America policy challenging but not devastating

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star January 27, 2021 Automotive industry observers said the Buy American policy announced by President Joe Biden this week will present some challenges but won’t cripple Southern Ontario’s supply chain. Automotive Parts Manufacturers president Flavio Volpe feels the Americans focus of the policy is more on the Chinese, particularly in the area […]

The Global Exchange: A North American Industry

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).