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Auto Care Association CEO Joins Washington Examiner Panel Discussion on Infrastructure

Posted by Auto Care News on February 16, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – February 16, 2018 –The Auto Care Association has joined the national conversation taking place as the Trump administration and Congress moved to accomplish the President’s next agenda item of an infrastructure spending bill. Yesterday, Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey participated in the Washington Examiner’s “Examining Infrastructure” panel discussion, which featured opening remarks from Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) regarding the composition and prospects for a successful infrastructure bill during the current Congress, including options for funding infrastructure projects.

Auto Care Association Testifies in Support of Vehicle Warranty Parts Notification Legislation in Maryland

Posted by Auto Care News on February 08, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – February 8, 2018 – The Auto Care Association testified yesterday before the Maryland House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee for passage of legislation that would ensure car owners are provided with important information regarding their warranty rights when purchasing or leasing a new vehicle. The bill, (H-434) would require auto manufacturers to provide notice to consumers within 90 days after the purchase or lease of a new vehicle of their rights under the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA).
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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.

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 Applauds Joint Statement on Tax Reform

Posted by Auto Care News on July 27, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – July 27, 2017 – The Auto Care Association is pleased and relieved to see that the tax reform framework negotiated by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and announced today, has removed the border adjustment tax (BAT) from consideration.