Marcus Williams, Automotive Logistics January 18, 2022 Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) told The Globe and Mail that the US was becoming “increasingly and permanently protectionist”. Read article here.
Canada joins Mexico’s official complaint arguing U.S. violating trade pact over auto parts provision
Ashley Burke, CBC News January 13, 2022 Dispute centres around a technical issue in the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said that if the U.S goes ahead with its interpretation, it could have major implications across North America. Read article here.
Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail January 13, 2022 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association says Canadians must realize the United States is becoming “increasingly and permanently protectionist” and he warns Canada needs be “permanently awake to this problem.” Read article here.
Alexander Panetta, CBC News December 20, 2021 Sen. Joe Manchin’s decision not to back the Build Back Better bill affects his party, country, and the planet. It’s no accident a Canadian auto-parts representative, Flavio Volpe, happened to be meeting with Manchin’s staff on Friday, lobbying against the measure. Read article here.
Wei Chen, Ontario Morning, CBC Radio December 15, 2021 The Canadian government says it’s ready to retaliate if a proposal by the Biden administration passes – one that could see the U.S. extend tax credits for electric vehicles built in America. Flavio Volpe, President of the APMA, discusses what the policy could mean for Ontario’s […]
Neil Moss, The Hill Times December 15, 2021 Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association president Flavio Volpe said they are trying to give U.S. Senators as much information as possible to make the debate on the tax credit less about partisan ties and more about the impact on America’s own automotive parts sector. Read article here.
John Irwin, Automotive News Canada December 13, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) discusses how automakers may turn to low cost overseas jurisdictions for parts and pay a tariff penalty rather that use regional suppliers. Read article here.
Mike Le Couteur, Global News December 11, 2021 Canada could be on the verge of another trade war with the U.S. Flavio Volpe explains how the controversial electric vehicle tax credit could potentially be catastrophic for the Canadian automotive industry. Watch here.
Mexico and Canada stand a good chance in appealing auto rules: Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association
Amanda Lang, BNN Bloomberg Markey November 29, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association joins BNN Bloomberg to explain how Canada is looking to team up with Mexico in a fight with the U.S. over how to interpret rules governing the origin of vehicle parts. Watch here.
Automotive News Canada Podcast November 26, 2021 Flavio Volpe, the head of the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association breaks down how President Joe Biden’s purchase incentive for American-made EVs could decimate the Canadian auto industry. He also explains the latest way the microchip crisis is costing suppliers. Listen here.