press releases

Import Vehicle Community Announces 2020 People and Product Awards Program

Posted by Auto Care News on June 04, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – June 4, 2020 – The Import Vehicle Community of the Auto Care Association is now accepting nominations for the 2020 People Awards and entries for the 2020 Import Product and Marketing Awards program and showcases at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev., taking place Nov. 3-5, 2020.
Keywords: international

Meet with Potential Business Partners on 2020 Auto Care Association Trade Mission to Peru

Posted by Auto Care News on December 10, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – December 10, 2019 – The Auto Care Association has announced a new trade mission to Peru on March 16-17, 2020, that serves as a business development opportunity for companies seeking to meet with potential customers and partners and to gain first-hand market information. Meetings are customized to match each participant’s specific business objectives.
Keywords: international, events

Auto Care Association to Host International Matchmaking Program at AAPEX 2019

Posted by Auto Care News on September 17, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – September 17, 2019 – The Auto Care Association, in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, is excited to offer U.S. exhibitors attending the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) 2019 show in Las Vegas, Nev. a unique opportunity to connect with international buyers interested in U.S. products and services in the auto care industry.

Keywords: aapex, international, events

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.

2019 Trade Mission to Colombia Open to All Automotive Aftermarket Companies

Posted by Auto Care News on December 04, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – December 4, 2018 – The Auto Care Association has announced a new trade mission to Colombia on June 5-6, 2019 that is open to all companies in the automotive aftermarket industry. The trade mission serves as a business development opportunity for companies in the auto care industry seeking to gain first-hand market information and to meet with potential clients and partners. Meetings are pre-screened to match each participant’s specific business objectives.
Keywords: international

Auto Care Association Hosts Successful International Matchmaking Program at AAPEX 2018

Posted by Auto Care News on November 16, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – Nov. 16, 2018 – The Auto Care Association, in partnership with the International Trade Administration and the U.S. Commercial Service, hosted the third annual International Matchmaking Program at AAPEX 2018. The initiative is part of an award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help the automotive aftermarket industry increase exports.
Keywords: aapex, international

Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey Testifies on USMCA Investigation

Posted by Auto Care News on November 15, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – Nov. 15, 2018 – Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey testified earlier today before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in Washington, D.C. on the likely economic impact of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USITC instituted the investigation last month in response to a request from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer following the release of the USMCA text.