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Chase Elliott and Clay Millican to Make a Pit Stop in Washington, D.C. to Attend Auto Care Legislative Summit

Posted by Auto Care News on August 12, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – August 12, 2019 – NASCAR driver Chase Elliott and NHRA drag racer Clay Millican are confirmed as special guests for the 2019 Auto Care Legislative Summit, the Auto Care Association’s biennial Washington, D.C. fly-in taking place Sept. 18-19 on Capitol Hill. Elliott, Millican and Millican’s crew chief Mike Kloeber will be on-site during the Thursday evening reception for a meet-and-greet with summit attendees and lawmakers. The meet-and-greet offers the opportunity for guests to take photos, obtain autographs and have personal conversations with the racers.

Auto Care Association CEO and Mexican Ambassador Bárcena Discuss USMCA, Industry Promotion and Trade Missions

Posted by Auto Care News on July 24, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – July 24, 2019 – Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, and members of the association’s executive team met with the Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Martha Bárcena Coqui, to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the auto care industry’s economic footprint in Mexico and future opportunities for trade missions to Mexico for U.S. companies.

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Tennessee Auto Care Companies Host Roundtable with Senator Marsha Blackburn

Posted by Auto Care News on July 23, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. –July 23, 2019– Executives from nine auto care industry companies met with United States Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., on Friday, July 19, in Memphis for a roundtable discussion facilitated by the Auto Care Association on the industry’s most pressing public policy priorities.

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Auto Care Caucus Reaches 30 Members of Congress

Posted by Auto Care News on July 17, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – July 17, 2019 – The Auto Care Caucus, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives who support the independent auto care industry, has reached the 30-member milestone—a notable achievement considering the caucus recruited 19 members during the entire 2017-2018 congressional session.
Keywords: government affairs

Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey Testifies Before USTR on Fourth Section 301 China Tariff

Posted by Auto Care News on June 18, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – June 18, 2019 – Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey testified earlier today before the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington, D.C. on the latest proposed fourth Section 301 tariff list on imports from China. Hanvey voiced our support for the Trump administration’s efforts to address China’s unfair trade policies but warned the administration of the negative impact tariffs are having on our industry’s supply chain.

Auto Care Association Opposes Trump Administration’s Proposal to Increase Chinese Import Tariffs

Posted by Auto Care News on May 06, 2019

The following statement can be attributed to Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association:


“The Auto Care Association urges President Trump not to follow through on his threat to increase tariffs on $200 billion in imported goods from China as soon as this week. The proposed sudden increase from 10% to 25% would have an immediate negative impact on not only the U.S. businesses that manufacture and distribute these parts, but the motoring public who will see higher prices on a wide range of products, including important safety-related components. In 2018, China was the second largest source of auto parts imported into the U.S., second only to Mexico and totaling over $20.1 billion worth of product. Furthermore, the president’s suggestion that a 25% tariff could be levied on an additional $325 billion in imports from China, without knowing which goods would be impacted, creates even more uncertainty for the business community.

Auto Care Association Releases Statement on Temporary Trade Deal between United States, China

Posted by Auto Care News on December 03, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – December 3, 2018 – The following statement can be attributed to Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of the Auto Care Association:


We are pleased that President Trump and President Xi were able to reach a temporary trade deal during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires to not raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China. Tariffs inhibit the growth of our industry and make it more expensive for consumers to maintain and repair their vehicles...