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Auto Care Association Statement on White House Announcement on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Posted by Auto Care News on March 09, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – March 9, 2018 – The following statement can be attributed to Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of the Auto Care Association:

“The Auto Care Association will continue to oppose the steel and aluminum tariffs that were announced by President Donald Trump on March 8. Based on the fact that there are few parts necessary for the upkeep of a vehicle that do not contain significant amounts of steel and aluminum, this action will have a significant negative impact throughout the supply chain, including many small medium and small businesses and their employees that comprise the auto care industry...

2018 Board Applications Now Being Accepted

Posted by Auto Care News on February 07, 2018
The Auto Care Nominating Committee is responsible for the election of directors of the Board to replace those whose terms are expiring.

HDDA: Heavy Duty Announces New Strategic Plan

Posted by Auto Care News on January 24, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – January 24, 2018 – HDDA: Heavy Duty, a community of the Auto Care Association, announced today during a press conference at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2018 their new strategic plan. Prompted by tremendous industry evolution, HDDA’s advisory board—which consists of top leaders in the aftermarket such as VIPAR Heavy Duty, Erie DriveTrain, FleetPride, SKF and more—defined their challenges in the marketplace and outlined what support the industry needs to fuel the future of HD.

Auto Care Association Testifies Before the Federal Maritime Commission on Fair Port Practices

Posted by Auto Care News on January 16, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – January 16, 2018 – The Auto Care Association testified before the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) today on how incidents of port operations and severe congestion at container terminals in U.S. ports have affected its membership. Steve Hughes, president and CEO of HCS International and chairman of the Auto Care Association’s International Trade Committee provided testimony on behalf of the membership in response to a petition filed by the Coalition for Fair Port Practices in Dec. 2016, urging the FMC to ensure that demurrage and detention practices are fair and responsible when moving cargo through our nation’s ports.

Auto Care Association Hosts Upcoming Teleforum on 2018’s Top Business Challenges in the Auto Care Industry

Posted by Auto Care News on January 16, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – January 16, 2018 – The Auto Care Association Manufacturers’ Rep Council today announced the first in a series of teleforums in 2018 designed to enable all members of the association to take their businesses to the next level in the New Year. The one-hour discussion, titled, “Top Business Challenges for 2018 in the Auto Care Industry,” will take place on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET.

Auto Care Association Commends USTR’s Decision to Relist Alibaba as Counterfeit Market for Auto Parts

Posted by Auto Care News on January 15, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – January 15, 2018 – The Auto Care Association commends the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) for its results of the 2017 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets Report and its decision to re-list Alibaba’s Taobao platform as a notorious market.


The report, released on Friday, Jan. 12, identifies 43 online and physical markets around the world that engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case Seeking to Overturn Prohibition on Sales Tax Collection for Online Purchases

Posted by Auto Care News on January 12, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – January 12, 2018 – In an important development, the United States Supreme Court today decided to hear a case brought by the state of South Dakota seeking to overturn the 1992 Quill v. North Dakota decision that has prevented states from collecting sales tax on purchases made over the Internet. The petition, filed by the attorney general for South Dakota, had requested that the U.S. Supreme Court review a state Supreme Court decision, which denied the state the ability to enforce a 2016 law passed in South Dakota that required state sales tax be collected on all internet sales.