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.
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.
– 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.
. – 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.
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.
. – 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.
– 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.