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Deadline Approaching for Auto Care Association Trade Mission to Chile

Posted by Auto Care News on June 14, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – June 14, 2018 – The registration deadline is quickly approaching for companies interested in joining the Auto Care Association’s Trade Mission to Chile. The trade mission will take place on Aug. 21 – 22, 2018, and the deadline to register is July 6.

Auto Care Association Hosts Successful Trade Mission to Costa Rica

Posted by Auto Care News on May 29, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – May 29, 2018 – The Auto Care Association hosted a trade mission to Costa Rica, May 21-22, 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.

Import Vehicle Community Announces 2018 People and Product Awards Program

Posted by Auto Care News on May 16, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – May 16, 2018 – The Import Vehicle Community, a community of the Auto Care Association, is now accepting nominations for the 2018 People Awards and entries for the 2018 Import Product and Marketing Awards program and showcases at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, taking place Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2018.


The Import Vehicle Community serves the needs of all businesses engaged in import nameplate products and services and is the leader in recognizing excellence among the people and products of the import auto care industry.

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 Announces Webinar on Business Opportunities in Chile

Posted by Auto Care News on April 02, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – April 2, 2018 – The Auto Care Association and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will be hosting a free webinar on business opportunities in the automotive industry in Chile. The webinar will take place on April 19, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET and will provide participants with a country profile, market information, best business prospects and information on the association’s upcoming trade mission to Chile.
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Auto Care Association Hosts Technology Standards Mission to Central America

Posted by Auto Care News on March 23, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – March 22, 2018 – The Auto Care Association hosted technology standards conferences in El Salvador on March 19 and Guatemala on March 21 in a series of technical missions to key Latin American countries as part of an export promotion award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce.


The conferences, attended by top local auto care industry executives and government officials, focused on the processes around standards development and maintenance. Topics covered included detailed adoption methodologies for existing standards, ACES (Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard) and PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard).

Women in Auto Care and AIA Canada Announce First Joint International Women’s Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on March 22, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – March 22, 2018 – Women in Auto Care, a global community of auto care professionals dedicated to achieving career advancement for women in the automotive aftermarket, and the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) have joined together to announce the first-ever international women’s conference for auto care industry professionals. The 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference: Engage to Elevate will take place June 13-14, 2018, in Toronto, Canada at the Hyatt Regency Toronto.