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Auto Care Association Releases Statement on Temporary Trade Deal between United States, China

Posted by Auto Care News on December 03, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – December 3, 2018 – The following statement can be attributed to Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of the Auto Care Association:


We are pleased that President Trump and President Xi were able to reach a temporary trade deal during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires to not raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China. Tariffs inhibit the growth of our industry and make it more expensive for consumers to maintain and repair their vehicles...

Automotive Aftermarket E-tailing Channel Expected to Grow to $28B by 2020

Posted by Auto Care News on November 27, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – Nov. 27, 2018 – The trend of buying aftermarket products online is increasing at a growth rate of three times more than the total aftermarket (excluding tires and accessories), and the auto care industry must adapt and evolve in order to win on the online superhighway. To help the industry take advantage of this growth, the Auto Care Association has compiled new research in its latest report, Disruptive Trends Shaping the Future of the Auto Care Industry: E-Tailing 2018.
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Auto Care Association Sponsors 2018 Automotive Resource Guide for U.S. Exporters

Posted by Auto Care News on August 07, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – August 7, 2018 – The Auto Care Association is proud to serve as a gold sponsor for the newly-released 2018 edition of the Automotive Industry Resource Guide: A Reference for U.S. Exporters. The resource guide, prepared by the U.S. Commercial Service’s Global Auto & Smart Mobility Team, is designed to help U.S. companies identify export markets where U.S. automotive products or services are likely to succeed.
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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 Joins Auto Groups Opposing Tariffs in Open Letter to President Trump

Posted by Auto Care News on July 17, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 17, 2018 – The Auto Care Association joined a coalition of major auto industry groups representing nearly 10 million jobs in the United States to urge the Trump administration to avoid imposing additional tariffs on imported autos and auto parts.

Study Finds Over 100,000 Industry Jobs at Risk with Tariffs on Imported Auto Parts

Posted by Auto Care News on July 02, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – July 2, 2018 – The Auto Care Association last Friday urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it would have on both the U.S. automotive industry and the jobs created by these imports, but also the U.S. economy at large.

Auto Care Association Supports Supreme Court Decision Allowing States to Collect Online Sales Tax

Posted by Auto Care News on June 21, 2018
The Auto Care Association applauds today’s decision by the Supreme Court to permit states to collect sales tax on purchases of products made over the Internet. The 5-4 decision means that online sellers will now be on a level playing field with brick and mortar retailers regarding charging sales tax. The Auto Care Association had filed an amicus brief with other retail groups urging the Supreme Court to hear the case based on the price advantage that the current system provided on-line sellers. The decision overturns a previous Supreme Court decision that required companies to have a physical presence in the state where the purchaser resided in order to charge sales tax.