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MEMA applauds suspension of threatened Mexico tariffs
June 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has heralded U.S President Donald Trump’s decision not to impose tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico into the United States. “We are pleased that he heard the motor vehicle parts supplier industry, which

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Trade uncertainty is hurting business: MEMA VP
June 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

U.S. president Donald Trump’s repeated threats of new and increasing tariffs are hurting industry, a leading aftermarket executive says. Ann Wilson, senior vice president of government affairs for the Motor & Equipment Manufacturing Association (MEMA) told attendees at a Council

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AASA to open dialogue on intellectual property
June 5, 2019 by Renee Montague

Automotive aftermarket brand leaders are invited to attend what is being billed as the industry’s first intellectual property forum on Aug. 15. Organized by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), it will be held in Dearborn, Mich., at the Ford

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Canada Training Benefit could be boon or a bust
June 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

Providing employees with leave and job protection so they can take training could be a disaster for small businesses, warns the president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Dan Kelly said the federal government’s recently announced Canada Training

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MEMA opposes tariffs on Mexico imports, urges implementation of USMCA
May 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturing Association says imposing tariffs on all goods crossing the Mexican border will not provide a more secure border for the U.S. In a statement released today (May 31) the association said tariffs would only serve as

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Aftermarket suppliers to tour Amazon campus
May 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

Automotive aftermarket suppliers will meet with Amazon’s executive team on June 6 to discuss intellectual property issues and tour the retail giant’s Seattle head office. The meeting is being arranged by the Intellectual Property Council (IPC) of the Motor Equipment

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Bosch fined 90 million euros over emissions scandal
May 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Associated Press — German prosecutors have fined auto parts and technology company Bosch 90 million euros (CDN $135 million) over its role in the diesel emissions scandal that erupted at Volkswagen in 2015. Prosecutors in Stuttgart said Thursday that the

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Aftermarket view on telematics posted on NY Times opinion pages
May 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, wants consumers to know how smart modern vehicles are, and why they need to care about who it’s talking to. In an opinion piece published in the New York Times

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New CAV testing ground to open in Ottawa
May 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A new testing ground for L5 connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) is expected to contribute to the Ontario economy and set the province up to become a leader in new transportation technology. A group dubbed “Invest Ottawa” has launched the

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Canada’s tariff standoff with U.S. comes to an end
May 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canada’s year-long standoff with the Trump administration over punitive U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs is finally over, removing a key hurdle in efforts to ratify the new North American trade pact. Global Affairs Canada says the tariffs will be removed

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Nova Scotia bus technician wins judgment in racism case
May 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A bus technician in Halifax has been awarded almost $600,000 after the chairwoman of the province’s human rights commission ruled that he worked in poisoned work environment where widespread racial discrimination was tolerated. According to a published report, the former

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AIA to seek legislated solution to vehicle data issues
May 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Board of directors earmarks $250,000 from the association’s reserve accounts to pay for studies and lobbying efforts.