New U.S. metal tariffs would be ‘dumb,’ Canadian supply group says

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada June 23, 2020 The Trump administration is considering re-imposing tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada and an announcement could come by the end of the week, according to people familiar with the matter. And just the possibility of the tariffs has drawn the ire and criticism of the Canadian Automotive […]

Canadian Parts Makers Await Enactment of USMCA

Keith Nuthall, Wards Auto June 19, 2020 OTTAWA – Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Assn. (APMA) is optimistic that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will deliver more sustained work to the country’s supply chain once the deal comes into force July 1. It replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in place since 1994. A key change with the new agreement […]

Trump considering reinstating tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel imports

Adrian Morrow, The Globe and Mail June 18, 2020 … U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lightizer told congressional hearings Wednesday that rising metals imports are “a problem with Canada that we’re working on.” “There have been surges on steel and aluminum,” he said. “It’s something that’s of genuine concern.” A Canadian official and a U.S. industry […]

Canadian supply chains scramble to avoid coronavirus shutdowns

‘A very small part can stop a line… every part has to be there,’ says automotive spokesperson Janyce McGregor, CBC News March 08, 2020 North American manufacturers and retailers haven’t yet experienced widespread disruptions from the coronavirus outbreak. But contingency plans are in effect for industries that use Chinese suppliers — which, these days, means […]

Canadian Technology for Next Generation Vehicles, Transportation Systems and Services Mission to India, November 25-29, 2019

Global Affairs Canada, through the High Commission in New Delhi and the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), will be pleased to receive your application to participate in the “Canadian Technology for Next Generation Vehicles, Transportation Systems and Services” mission to India, which will take place from November 25-29, 2019, in New Delhi […]

Canadian Innovation Day at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) – December 4, 2019

The Consulate General of Canada, in partnership with the APMA, has been granted an opportunity to showcase Canada automotive capabilities to decision makers and influencers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Auburn Hills, MI on Wednesday December 4, 2019.  Application Deadline: Friday August 23, 2019 COB (firm deadline) FCA has specific interest in hosting a “pitch […]

Automotive News Canada Congress – Feb. 14, 2019, Toronto

If you’re involved in Canada’s automotive industry, you won’t want to miss the third annual Automotive News Canada Congress.Now more than ever, this is a time for looking ahead. The industry is poised on the precipice of an entirely new mobility landscape. Today’s leaders, and emerging leaders, share responsibility for defining the way forward. Hear […]

Lead Reach and Connect Winter 2019 Issue

APMA’s most current issue of Lead Reach and Connect Winter 2019 is in the mail. The Winter Issue 2019 is feature rich with relevant articles reviewing the new USMCA, Steel/Aluminum Tariff Drawback Claims, SMART Hubs and Infrastructure, Industry 5.0, and Waterloo Research Driving Auto Innovation. The issue also includes APMA and CAMM member listings, new […]

Auto industry relieved by NAFTA 2.0, but results may be mixed

Regional content rules make supply chains less efficient, hiking prices and threatening sales Janyce McGregor CBC News Sighs of relief rippled across the North American car industry on Monday. There would be no “Carmageddon” caused by auto tariffs torpedoing cross-border trade, now that NAFTA 2.0 had found a safe landing zone. U.S. President Donald Trump had […]