press releases

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 Hosts Business Development Trade Mission and Technology Standards Seminar in Colombia

Posted by Auto Care News on June 19, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – June 19, 2019 – The Auto Care Association hosted a delegation of automotive aftermarket companies on a trade mission to Bogota, Colombia, June 5-6 to develop and expand business opportunities in the market. Through a partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Colombia (AmCham), the delegation participated in business-to-business meetings with potential clients matched to each company’s products and specific business objectives.

Keywords: international

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 Releases Second Edition of Mexico Aftermarket Industry Report

Posted by Auto Care News on May 21, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – May 21, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today released the second edition of its research report on the Mexican aftermarket, titled 2019 Mexico Market Report: An Assessment of Mexico’s Light Passenger Vehicle Aftermarket. The report was developed in partnership with the research firm Integrate Data Facts (IDF), and provides a comprehensive look into the size and scope of Mexico’s auto care sector.

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.

Deadline Extended for Auto Care Association Trade Mission to Colombia

Posted by Auto Care News on April 11, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – April 11, 2019 – The registration deadline for companies interested in joining the Auto Care Association’s trade mission to Colombia has been extended to April 30. The trade mission will take place June 5-6, 2019 and is open to all companies in the auto care industry.
Keywords: international, events