BETHESDA, Md. – January 29, 2020 - Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, today released the following statement in response to President Trump signing the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law:
“We applaud the Trump administration and Congress for working together to pass this critical trade agreement. It is noteworthy that the President will be visiting an auto part manufacturer, Dana Inc., as his first stop to celebrate the passage of USMCA. Our domestic auto care industry, which includes auto part manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and independent repair shops, greatly benefits from a strong trade relationship with Mexico and Canada. Mexico and Canada are important trading partners both as sources of imports and destination for exports in this regional trade pact. Together, they represent 71% of all auto part exports and 48% of all auto part imports, with $63B in exports and $76B in imports from Mexico and Canada combined. Having USMCA in place will allow our members to continue to provide vehicle owners with high quality and affordable repair and maintenance.”
BETHESDA, Md. – January 27,
2020 – HDDA: Heavy Duty rolled out its long-anticipated data standards solution
for the heavy duty aftermarket today at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW)
taking place in Grapevine, Texas Jan. 27-30. The data standard for heavy duty is
offered as a new expansion of the Product
Information Exchange Standard (PIES) and provides nearly two dozen product
categories in Heavy Duty data through the Auto Care Vehicle Information Portal
(Auto Care VIP).
– January 24, 2020 – The Auto Care Association
today announced the addition of Shehryar Fatmi as director, technology, under
its technology and standards department. Fatmi brings nearly two decades of
experience in IT operations, project management, IT enterprise management and
strategic planning. As Director of Technology, Fatmi will be responsible for the
oversight and growth of all aspects of the Auto Care Association’s technology
systems, tools, resources and data, including external-facing platforms and
– January 21,
2020 – The Auto Care Association and the U.S. Commercial Service in
Peru will be hosting a free webinar on business opportunities in the automotive
industry in Peru. The webinar
take place on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 at 3 p.m. EST
will provide participants with an overview of the country, the existing business
climate and details on the association’s upcoming trade mission to Peru on
March 16-17, 2020.
– January 21, 2019 – The Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN), a community of the Auto Care Association, is now accepting registrations for its 47th
annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference. The event is the only conference devoted to the automotive content industry and will take place May 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle in Seattle, Wash.
– January 16, 2020 – The Auto Care Association, along with Static Control, filed an amicus brief
on Jan. 13 regarding a case currently before the United States Supreme Court that has the potential to severely limit the ability of companies to produce compatible replacement parts for software driven vehicles. The case, Google v. Oracle,
as decided by a Federal Circuit Court, upheld a charge by Oracle that Google had violated a software copyright when it copied a small part of the application program interfaces (API) code necessary to enable interoperability with programs for Google’s Android platform. If permitted to stand, companies could copyright their APIs such that it would severely hamper companies attempting to ensure compatibility of replacement parts with vehicle software.
BETHESDA, Md. –
January 15, 2020 – Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, today
released the following statement in response to the recently signed Phase One trade
agreement between the United States and China:
“We applaud the Trump administration for successfully
signing Phase One to restore and strengthen the U.S.-China trading
relationship. This is a positive first step in establishing certainty for U.S.
businesses and our industry’s supply chains. However, most tariffs remain in
place, causing severe financial strain on U.S. businesses’ bottom lines and the
consumer’s ability to access cost-effective options...