Steve Handschuh, president and COO of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the international association which exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, released the following statement yesterday: AASA applauds the Bush administration for the creation of the inter-agency task force reviewing this countrys regulatory scheme with regard to imported products. In the wake of incidents involving unsafe products from China, it is imperative that manufacturers work with government to insure the safety of all imports. As the leading representative for automotive aftermarket manufacturers, AASA stands ready to support Congress and the administration as we continue to examine product safety regulations and procedures as well as manufacturing best practices. AASA looks forward to working with the administration and Congress on sound initiatives in the weeks and months ahead. AASA is a recognized industry agent, promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. A market segment association of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), AASA is The voice of the automotive aftermarket supplier industry.