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Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Presents Annual Awards Honoring Excellence in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry

Posted by Auto Care News on October 30, 2017
BETHESDA, Md. – October 30, 2017 – The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), a community of the Auto Care Association, last night launched the general session of its 70th Annual Conference by recognizing the winners of its annual awards. The AWDA’s 70th Annual Conference is taking place from Oct. 28 – Oct. 30 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, coinciding with the annual AAPEX show, also taking place in the city. 

Each year, AWDA presents four awards highlighting the excellence of its recipients in the automotive warehouse distribution industry.

Auto Care Association Hosts NAFTA Renegotiation Update Webinar Featuring International Trade Experts

Posted by Auto Care News on October 27, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – October 27, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has announced its upcoming webinar scheduled on Nov. 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET that will focus on the latest developments in the renegotiation process of NAFTA and its potential impact on the auto care industry.

Auto Care Association Names Kirsten Zaremba New Senior Director, Marketing

Posted by Auto Care News on October 23, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – October 23, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has announced the addition of Kirsten Zaremba as senior director, marketing. Zaremba brings more than 20 years of auto industry knowledge to the role, having most recently served as the senior retail marketing manager at Volkswagen Group of America.

Auto Care Association Announces Upcoming Webinars Covering E-Commerce and Consumer Insights

Posted by Auto Care News on October 11, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – Oct. 11, 2017 – The Auto Care Association today announced its schedule of upcoming webinars in October. 

On October 19th at 1 p.m. EDT, interested attendees can join the one-hour teleforum series hosted by the Auto Care Association’s Manufacturers’ Representatives Council titled, “The E-Commerce Effect: Where Are Your Customers Shopping? This teleforum will address several topics within the current state of e-commerce and where it’s headed, including...

Auto Care Association Applauds Senate Commerce Committee on Vehicle Data Access and Control Amendment to AV START Act

Posted by Auto Care News on October 05, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – October 5, 2017 – The Auto Care Association applauds the Senate Commerce Committee for including a vehicle data access and control amendment in the “American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies” (AV START) Act (S 1885).  The amendment sponsored by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) requires that the Department of Transportation convene a federal advisory committee comprised of stakeholders to provide recommendations to Congress “with respect to the ownership of, control of, or access to, information or data that vehicles collect, generate, record, or store in an electronic form that is retrieved from a highly automated vehicle or automated driving system.”

Auto Care Association Identifies Alibaba as Notorious Market for Counterfeit Auto Parts

Posted by Auto Care News on October 03, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – October 3, 2017 – The Auto Care Association submitted comments yesterday urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to relist Alibaba and its family of e-commerce platforms including Taobao and AliExpress as notorious markets that facilitate the sale of counterfeit auto parts. The letter was submitted as part of the USTR’s request for comments in identifying internet and physical markets based outside the United States that engage in copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting for its annual Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets Report.

Auto Care Association Hosts Successful Trade Mission to Central America

Posted by Auto Care News on October 02, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – October 2, 2017 – The Auto Care Association hosted four companies on a trade mission to Central America – Honduras, Sept. 26 and Nicaragua, Sept. 28 – as part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The association received the award to help the automotive industry increase exports to free trade agreement partners in Latin America.