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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.

Auto Care Association Releases Statement on Senate Finance Committee’s Hearing on Impact of Tariffs on the U.S. Automotive Industry

Posted by Auto Care News on September 26, 2018

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

“The Auto Care Association applauds the Senate Finance Committee for conducting a hearing today on the significantly negative impact that tariffs on imported auto parts and automobiles will have on American companies and American families. Our members, who represent the automotive aftermarket industry, stand united with auto manufacturers and auto dealers nationwide in our opposition to these tariffs...

Auto Care Association Calls on USTR to Adopt Product Exclusion Process for New China Tariffs

Posted by Auto Care News on September 25, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – September 25, 2018 – In a letter to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday, the Auto Care Association urged USTR to adopt a process for our members and stakeholders to request products to be excluded from the latest round of Section 301 tariffs.

Auto Care Association Announces 2018 Auto Care Internship Grant Recipients

Posted by Auto Care News on August 21, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – August 21, 2018 – Auto Care Association has selected the 2018 recipients of the Auto Care Internship Grant. Thirteen students received scholarships of $2,500 to contribute to the costs of round-trip travel from their permanent address to the internship location, lodging, utilities and food.

Auto Care Association Promotes Taylor Mitchell to Senior Vice President, Technology and Standards

Posted by Auto Care News on August 03, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – August 3, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the promotion of Taylor Mitchell to Senior Vice President, Technology and Standards, where she will be instrumental in managing the technology department’s projects and industry initiatives, including the continued expansion of the Vehicle Information Portal (VIP) which allows the association to aggregate and disseminate data to improve their businesses.

Auto Care Association Establishes New Partnership with American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)

Posted by Auto Care News on July 27, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 27, 2018 – The Auto Care Association kicked off its new partnership with the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) by hosting a seven-person delegation of rising political leaders from Australia in Washington, D.C. on July 23. Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey hosted a dinner for the delegation, also attended by Auto Care Association Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Aaron Lowe, and department staff.

Auto Care Association Testifies Before Department of Commerce on Section 232 Auto Investigation

Posted by Auto Care News on July 19, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – July 19, 2018 – Today, Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey testified before the Department of Commerce (Commerce) in Washington, D.C. on the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts. In Hanvey’s testimony, the Auto Care Association urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing of tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it may have on the U.S. economy and jobs, our global competitiveness, and U.S. consumers and families.