June 19, 2019 - Recognize Excellence: People and Product Awards!

The Auto Care Association's Import Vehicle Community takes pride in recognizing excellence in people and products through their programs and events. Help us identify this year’s best!

People Awards

Each year the Import Vehicle Community Luncheon and Awards Program at AAPEX in Las Vegas features the presentation of the Import Vehicle Community People Awards to men and women who have made significant contributions to the import auto care industry. This year's event is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

We welcome your nominations if you know of a deserving candidate for the 2019 Import Vehicle Community People Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is July 31, 2019.

Import Product and Marketing Awards

The Import Product and Marketing Awards program is open to all AAPEX exhibitors and offers an excellent opportunity to gain great visibility and recognition for your product and marketing concepts for import nameplate cars or trucks.

All entries are displayed in the Import Vehicle Community showcases on Level Two, Hall D+ in the Sands Expo.

Where does your product fit?

  • Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product or Product Line
  • Best New Product or Product Line
  • Best Performance Product or Accessory
  • Best New Tool for Repairs
  • Best Problem-Solver
  • Best Packaging of a Product
  • Best Merchandising/Advertising of a Product
  • Best Print or Electronic Catalog of a Product Line
  • Best Electronic Media
  • Best Functional Fluid

The early-bird discount to submit an entry ends Aug. 31, 2018.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Events at AAPEX

The Import Vehicle Community Events at AAPEX have been the premier social and networking offerings in the past. Sponsors have high visibility and exposure to the more than $1 trillion global aftermarket industry

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Import Vehicle Community Events at AAPEX 2019, please view our sponsorship opportunities here and our premier sponsorship opportunities here or contact Angela Chiang.

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Recap of Section 301 Tariffs

Fourth Tariff List

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) proposed a fourth Section 301 tariff list on May 13 of approximately $300 billion worth of imports from China that would be subject to an additional tariff of up to 25%.

This list covers essentially all imports from China that are not currently covered on a previous Section 301 list. USTR is conducting a full review of the proposed action before issuing a final notice on the products subject to the tariff.

Earlier this week, the Auto Care Association testified before USTR and submitted comments, warning the Trump administration of the negative impact and the challenges our industry is facing from current Section 301 tariffs.

Third Tariff List

Last month, USTR announced it is raising tariffs from 10% to 25% on products from the third Section 301 tariff list, effective May 10, 2019.

In a follow-up notice, products from China that were exported to the U.S. before May 10, 2019 and entered U.S. Customs for consumption before June 15, 2019 will be covered under 10% tariff. Any products that entered into the U.S. on or after June 15, 2019 are subject to the 25% additional tariff.

USTR confirmed that an exclusion process is expected to be announced at the end of June. Please contact Angela Chiang for resources on how you can start preparing for the exclusion process now.

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