Articles by AASA | Overseas Automotive Council

The United States is currently involved in two high-profile trade negotiations that could have far-reaching benefits for suppliers: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).
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As new technologies move driverless cars closer to reality, global carmakers have ramped up development and testing (along with non-traditional companies like Google’s Alphabet and Tesla), and roads and highways across Europe and Asia have opened for testing of driverless vehicles.
Certified trade missions are hosted by Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service overseas offices. These meetings bring representatives of U.S. companies into contact with potential agents, distributors, joint venture partners, licensees, local businesses and government contacts.
China’s growing passenger vehicle market holds opportunities for the automotive aftermarket, especially in the areas of fuel economy, reduced emissions and advanced technologies, according to Todd Campau of IHS Automotive.
Two high-profile trade agreements are currently in negotiations: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).
After two years of low growth, the business landscape in Mexico is changing rapidly. The southern neighbor to the U.S. is ready to launch and is the bright spot in Latin American markets.
How do you say good-bye to someone who is leaving for military deployment, especially those headed into harm’s way?
AASA, OAC
Strategic shifts in the aftermarket include telematics, new vehicle sales, miles driven, e-tailing and better partnerships