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Auto Care Association Testifies Before Department of Commerce on Section 232 Auto Investigation

Posted by Auto Care News on July 19, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – July 19, 2018 – Today, Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey testified before the Department of Commerce (Commerce) in Washington, D.C. on the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts. In Hanvey’s testimony, the Auto Care Association urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing of tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it may have on the U.S. economy and jobs, our global competitiveness, and U.S. consumers and families.

Auto Care Association Joins Auto Groups Opposing Tariffs in Open Letter to President Trump

Posted by Auto Care News on July 17, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 17, 2018 – The Auto Care Association joined a coalition of major auto industry groups representing nearly 10 million jobs in the United States to urge the Trump administration to avoid imposing additional tariffs on imported autos and auto parts.

Study Finds Over 100,000 Industry Jobs at Risk with Tariffs on Imported Auto Parts

Posted by Auto Care News on July 02, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – July 2, 2018 – The Auto Care Association last Friday urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it would have on both the U.S. automotive industry and the jobs created by these imports, but also the U.S. economy at large.

Auto Care Association Supports Supreme Court Decision Allowing States to Collect Online Sales Tax

Posted by Auto Care News on June 21, 2018
The Auto Care Association applauds today’s decision by the Supreme Court to permit states to collect sales tax on purchases of products made over the Internet. The 5-4 decision means that online sellers will now be on a level playing field with brick and mortar retailers regarding charging sales tax. The Auto Care Association had filed an amicus brief with other retail groups urging the Supreme Court to hear the case based on the price advantage that the current system provided on-line sellers. The decision overturns a previous Supreme Court decision that required companies to have a physical presence in the state where the purchaser resided in order to charge sales tax.

Auto Care Association Joins Broad-based Coalition in Support of National Standard for Accurate Product Labeling

Posted by Auto Care News on June 19, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – June 19, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced it has joined the Coalition for Accurate Product Labels, which advocates for meaningful, science-based information about the products consumers buy and use. The group represents more than 60 organizations, including farmers, manufacturers, small businesses and retailers.

Auto Care Association Testifies Before United States Trade Representative on Section 301 China Tariffs

Posted by Auto Care News on May 15, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – May 15, 2018 – Today, the Auto Care Association’s Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, government and regulatory affairs, testified before the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on the anticipated negative effects of the Trump administration's Section 301 tariffs on automotive parts and components imported from China. The tariffs are part of a proposed action by the administration to address unfair acts, policies and practices by China that are related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation.

Auto Care Association Joins Over 100 Trade Groups Addressing Concerns to Congress on China Tariffs

Posted by Auto Care News on April 12, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – April 12, 2018 – The Auto Care Association joined with more than 100 trade groups yesterday to express concern to Congress regarding the potential impact of the Trump Administration’s decision to use tariffs to address China’s unfair trade practices. In the letter addressed to the Chair and ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, the trade groups stated their agreement that China’s “ongoing intellectual property rights violations, forced technology transfers and state intervention harm U.S. companies, workers, consumer and our competitiveness.” The letter also stated that, “the proposed tariff list, and escalating tariff threats made by the administration, however, will not effectively advance our shared goal of changing these harmful Chinese practices.”