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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. 

Auto Care Association Presents Catalog and Product Standards at RUJAC International Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on September 11, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – September 7, 2017 - The Auto Care Association briefed the repair and retail shop attendees of the 33rd annual Expo Internacional RUJAC 2017 last week in Guadalajara, Mexico. RUJAC is the Refaccionarias Unidas de Jalisco A.C., an association that brings together both original equipment and parts for cars and heavy equipment throughout Mexico. 

Auto Care Association Hosts Technology Standards Conference in Santiago, Chile

Posted by Auto Care News on August 25, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – August 25, 2017 – On Aug. 22, 2017, the Auto Care Association hosted a technology standards conference in Santiago, Chile, the second in a series of technical missions to key Latin American countries as part of the export promotion award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The conference, attended by more than 60 local auto care industry executives and government officials, focused on the processes around standards development and maintenance. 

Auto Care Association, AIA Canada and ARIDRA Submit Joint NAFTA Statement to USTR

Posted by Auto Care News on July 13, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – July 13, 2017 – The Auto Care Association submitted a joint position statement to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer yesterday on behalf of the North American automotive aftermarket groups in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Auto Care Association Testifies Before United States Trade Representative on NAFTA

Posted by Auto Care News on June 28, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – June 28, 2017 – Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, government and regulatory affairs, Auto Care Association, testified today before the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington, D.C.

The Import Vehicle Community Awards Leadership 2.0 Scholarship

Posted by Auto Care News on June 26, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – June 26, 2017 – The Import Vehicle Community, formerly the Auto International Association (AIA), a community of the Auto Care Association, has selected Travis McGuire, GRI Engineering and Development, as the recipient of a scholarship to attend the highly-acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s 2017-2018 Leadership 2.0 program. Leadership 2.0 is the industry's cornerstone educational program that fosters the development of a new generation of visionary aftermarket executives.