Canadian Auto Sector Seeks Government Customer Incentives

Canada’s automotive trade groups are pressing the federal government to launch a scrappage incentive program to help the industry out of its COVID-19-related slump.

The Canadian Automobile Dealers Assn., Global Automakers of Canada and Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Assn. have proposed that the government offer  consumers between C$1,500 to C$3,000 ($1,090 to $2,180) when they trade in an old vehicle and replace it with a new one.

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ETRMA welcomes tire labeling revision

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA) has welcomed revisions to the Tyre Labelling Regulation.

The regulation, which was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday, May 13, aims to increase consumer awareness on fuel savings, improve safety and decrease noise pollution.

Labeling will have to include the tire’s fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise.

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Michelin resuming activity ‘gradually’

The news that Michelin is reopening its UK retreading operation forms part of Michelin Group’s wider European and international reopening policy. From the start of the epidemic, the Michelin had stated that its number one concern has been to protect the health and safety of its employees and those close to them.

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IMF encouraged by recovery in China, but pandemic could resurge

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen ahead of the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund cited limited but encouraging signs of recovery in China, the first country to suffer the full force of the COVID-19 pandemic, but said it could not […]

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Mexico auto lobby: 90 days not enough to meet USMCA content rules

Mexico’s AMDA auto distributors association said on Monday that it expects sales of all new vehicles made in the country to drop by at least 26 percent in 2020, to about 982,000 cars and light trucks, on par with sales during the 2009 financial crisis.

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TIA set to clarify provisions of new Coronavirus Legislation


The just-passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 has generated numerous calls to the Tire Industry Association (TIA) from worried members concerned about how this legislation might impact them.

“This has led to confusion for TIA members as to how the Act applies to them and what the tax ramifications are,” said TIA CEO Roy Littlefield.

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Ontario: List of Essential Workplaces amid COVID-19 Outbreak


Ontario publishes list of essential services effective Tuesday March 24 at 11:59PM for 14 days amid COVID-19 outbreak.

For the purposes of this order, businesses include any-for-profit, non-profit or other entity providing the goods and services described herein. This does not preclude the provision of work and services by entities not on this list either online, by telephone or by mail/delivery. Note that teleworking and online commerce are permitted at all times for all businesses.

Supply chains

1. Businesses that supply other essential businesses or essential services with the support, supplies, systems or services, including…

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Quebec: List of Essential Workplaces amid COVID-19 Outbreak


The Gouvernement du Québec has ordered the closing as of Wednesday, March 25 at 00:01 until April 13, 2020 of all non-essential stores and services.

It should be noted that all businesses can always engage in teleworking and e-commerce.

All businesses that produce inputs or raw materials necessary for priority services and activities must maintain their activities accordingly, bearing in mind the directives from public health authorities. …


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Ustma, Tia urge government to designate vehicle care, maintenance as ‘essential service’

WASHINGTON—As the U.S. responds to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the USTMA and TIA are among the organizations asking governmental leaders to designate motor vehicle maintenance, repair and service industry as an “essential service.”

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The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the automotive industry

The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which originated in Wuhan, China in end-December 2019, is fast spreading its tentacles across the world and is having a major impact on all aspects of society, including the automotive industry. All through January and February, automakers and their suppliers have been scrambling to keep vehicle assembly lines humming but March has seen the industry take concerted action, in sync with government advisories, to keep its personnel safe.

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