Canada joins Mexico in trade spat with US over auto content

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.

Why one senator just blew up Joe Biden’s presidential plans

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.

What Biden’s ‘Buy American’ plan could mean for Canada’s auto sector

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 […]

Flavio Volpe: Biden ‘worse than Trump’ for Canada’s auto industry

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.