Recognizing the need to get a better handle on the regulatory regime affecting aftermarket businesses and to improve their ability to operate in this environment, the AIA, with the support of the Aerospace and Automotive Branch of Industry Canada, has published a report called the “Regulatory Environment for Canada’s Automotive Aftermarket Industry – The Key to Better Understanding”.
For aftermarket companies, the true value of this report lies in the legislative and regulatory summaries that accompany it. The summaries interpret the relevant information in the statutes and regulations as they apply to the automotive aftermarket industry, and help identify which segments of the industry are most affected. The summaries also point to training and information resources when they exist.
In all more than 100 federal and provincial acts were identified, with over 200 regulations that apply to the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada.
“Government regulations impact upon any business,” says Ray Datt. “AIA felt that over the last several years, the increasing number of government regulations, particularly those related to the environment, had made it difficult for companies in the automotive aftermarket to fully comprehend their responsibilities in this area. One of AIA’s core areas of activities is government relations. We think this report and the appendices that accompany it are one of the most valuable industry resources that AIA has completed in several years.”