July 28, 2022
During a time when the global aftermarket industry is facing unprecedented challenges, data becomes critical to stay current and succeed in the global marketplace. In North America, businesses in the automotive aftermarket benefit from industry-developed data standards ACES and PIES, which enable companies to be more efficient in communicating product information with their trading partners.
June 17, 2022
The United States International Trade Commission (USTIC) is undertaking a factfinding investigation of the economic impacts on U.S. industries of Section 301 tariffs on imports from China and Section 232 tariffs on imports of steel.
June 16, 2022
The Auto Care Association applauds the enactment of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA), which was overwhelmingly passed by Congress and signed today by President Joe Biden.
May 3, 2022
USTR issued a notice on May 3 commencing the statutory process required leading up to the four-year anniversaries of the Section 301 tariffs on List 1 and List 2 imports from China.
April 22, 2022
The Auto Care Association submitted comments to the FMC in response to a proposed rulemaking on demurrage and detention billing requirements of common carriers and marine terminal operators (MTO).
April 14, 2022
U.S. Court of International Trade issues decision in China tariffs lawsuit, declining to vacate Lists 3 and 4A tariffs but requiring USTR to provide an explanation for imposing tariffs.
March 25, 2022
On Mar. 23, 2022, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the reinstatement of 352 tariff exclusions under the Section 301 investigation on imports from China. The reinstated product exclusions will apply as of Oct. 12, 2021 and extend through Dec. 31, 2022.
February 14, 2022
The Auto Care Association is urging U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Tai, to establish a comprehensive exclusion process and to broaden the scope of products eligible for Section 301 tariff exclusions.
October 14, 2021
In this edition of Market Insights with Mike, we look at recent trends in commodity prices, and how global supply chain disruptions continue to affect the automotive aftermarket. We'll give a preview of new data in TrendLens that will inform your business decisions as you navigate a continually evolving market, and point to a recent webinar where an industry-wide panel discusses how they have been looking at data in different ways since the pandemic started to adapt their corporate strategies and operations in real time.
May 29, 2020
COVID-19 Disrupting Supply Chains for Half of Auto Care Industry; Legal Considerations for Operations
Since the onset of the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, one question hanging over the industry and the economy has been, “Where is the bottom?” Over the past few weeks, it appears that the lowest level of vehicle activity is behind us. As charted below, vehicle travel has steadily crept back up:
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