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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

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.

Import Vehicle Community Announces 2018 Import Product and Marketing Award Winners

Posted by Auto Care News on October 31, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – October 31, 2018 – The Import Vehicle Community, a community of the Auto Care Association, yesterday announced the winners of its annual Product and Marketing Awards. The awards were presented to the winners at the Import Vehicle Community booth during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) currently taking place in Las Vegas.
Keywords: aapex, international