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Antipollution requirements of the automotive market could change

Isabelle Grignon-Francke, La Presse

April 18, 2019

To respect this citizen’s desire, the Canadian government should break with American standards, on which the requirements applied here are directly copied.

The survey commissioned by Équiterre and Clean Energy Canada is published while the Trudeau government is expected to take a position very soon. “In the face of the imminent announcement of new rules by the Canadian government, we want it to maintain its rigor and divorce the US government,” says Annie Bérubé, Director of Government Relations at Equiterre.

In Canada, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association of Canada (APMA) believes that we must rely on the decision that will be made in our neighbors to the south. “It’s reasonable to have general concerns, but you have to be careful. In this context, we must not isolate the Canadian market from the US market, “says APMA President Flavio Volpe.

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New U.S. trade report predicts modest economic gains from new NAFTA

The Canadian Press via National Post & CTV News

April 18, 2019. Mike Blanchfield

OTTAWA — With Washington riveted to the Mueller report, a comprehensive economic assessment of the new North American free trade deal quietly emerged Thursday, predicting less-than-stellar economic gains for the United States.

Moreover, the much anticipated report of the U.S. International Trade Commission undercut the Trump administration’s rationale for forcing a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, said one leading Canadian trade lawyer.

Flavio Volpe, the president of the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said that there is no way that the U.S. automakers came meet the new content requirements for autos with tariffs of 25-per-cent and 10-per-cent on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum still in place.

“You can get there, but you won’t get there profitably,” said Volpe.

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