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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

On July 1, 2020, the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) entered into force. Signed on the margins of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires in November 2018, CUSMA outcomes preserve key elements...

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Implementing CUSMA: Webinar explains how the new trade agreement will impact the automotive industry

Collision Repair Magazine June 24, 2020 Toronto, Ontario — On June 24, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) hosted a webinar overviewing the upcoming implementation of CUSMA, the new trade agr...

APMA Webinar: Preparing for the CUSMA Implementation

Click here for the full webinar recording As automotive companies focus on recovering in the wake of COVID-19, they are preparing to face another obstacle – the transition from the North American Free Trade Agr...

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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...

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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.” “...

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Flavio Volpe on the diversity of suppliers, the ‘dignity in making things,’ and USMCA

Canada Conversations with Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association President Flavio Volpe talks about how his members shifted gears to make medical equipment during the pa...

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The auto industry faces challenges worse than in 2008, lawmakers say

Sabrina Rodriguez, Politico May 18, 2020 Auto manufacturing plants across the United States are resuming operations Monday, but it’s unclear whether production and consumer demand will ramp up enough for them t...

APMA Webinar: COVID-19 Back-to-Work Guidance

On Friday, April 24 at 11 am, VP of Learning & Development, Lauren Tedesco, was joined by the President of the APMA, Flavio Volpe, and Peter Hatges of KPMG, to discuss the latest guidance for bringing the A...

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Trade groups concerned over potential June 1 start of USMCA

March 16, 2020, Automotive News Canada Trade groups representing automakers and parts manufacturers are “gravely concerned” by reports that the Trump administration is considering an entry-into-forc...

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USMCA update puts Canada in the role of labour watchdog for Mexico

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada March 2, 2020 Late changes made to the new North American trade pact place Canada into the role of an “honest broker” to assess whether Mexico’s manufacturing operations compl...