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Assembly-plant outlook is grim despite supplier optimism

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada September 11, 2020 When it comes to the competitiveness of the Canadian auto sector, it might be the best of times and the worst of times. Talk with many Canadian suppliers an...

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Despite COVID-19, auto sector officials cautiously optimistic

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star August 28, 2020 The strong rebound in vehicle sales, as well as automakers moving ahead again with planned programs, make Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association president Flavio V...

CUSMA is here: Is your organization ready for the long term?

Click here for full webinar recording (YouTube) Click here for KPMG’s presentation (PDF) The pace of regulatory change, managing unexpected costs, government regulations, and the need for an elevated tale...

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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...