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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.

Auto Care Association Communities Award 2018 Leadership 2.0 Scholarship

Posted by Auto Care News on May 21, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – May 21, 2018 – The Import Vehicle Community and the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), communities of the Auto Care Association, have selected Cory Martin, CRP Industries, Inc. and Angela Golden, Dayco, respectively, as scholarship recipients to attend the highly acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s 2018-2019 Leadership 2.0 Program.

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 and California Automotive Wholesalers' Association to Host Webinar on California’s New Proposition 65 Regulations

Posted by Auto Care News on May 16, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – May 16, 2018 – The Auto Care Association and the California Automotive Wholesalers' Association (CAWA) are partnering to provide a webinar on the updated regulations of California’s Proposition 65, set to take effect this August. The webinar, “California's Prop. 65: Technical and Legal Compliance Requirements You Need to Know,” will take place on May 22, 2018 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET.

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 Welcomes the Filter Manufacturers Community as Newest Members

Posted by Auto Care News on May 11, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – May 11, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the addition of a new community to its membership with the introduction of the Filter Manufacturers Community (FMC). The group will join 10 additional auto care communities currently represented by the association. The formal announcement was made at the Auto Care Association’s annual Spring Leadership Days event, which took place May 9-11 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta.

Nominations Now Open for 2018 Impact Award: Four for the Future to Highlight Outstanding Young Industry Leaders

Posted by Auto Care News on May 07, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – May 7, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced it is accepting nominations for the 2018 “Impact Award: Four for the Future.” The annual award recognizes four aftermarket professionals aged 40 or younger who have made outstanding contributions to the auto care industry. The recipients will be awarded at Auto Care Association’s 2018 Fall Leadership Days, taking place Sept. 5 – 7, 2018, in Austin, Texas.