Duty Dilemma: Canada joins complaint against U.S. auto trade practices

Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian government has officially joined Mexico in its request for a dispute settlement panel to help resolve ongoing trade conflicts with the United States that both countries consider to be in violation of USMCA trade agreements. Under USMCA, 75 percent of a vehicle’s components must originate in North America to qualify […]

Market update: PPG completes SEM purchase, GM Oshawa retraining

Who better than former assembly workers to service customers’ vehicles at GM dealerships, asks GM Canada? Photo courtesy GM Canada.

By CRM staff Toronto – December 3, 2018 — This week in the market update, PPG adds to its product line with the purchase of SEM, and GM offers to retrain Oshawa assembly workers as auto service techs. GM: retrain assembly workers as auto service techsWith the looming closure of its Oshawa Assembly plant, GM […]

Canada is ready to defend the steel industry

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — August 15, 2018 —  With an increase in the amount of imported steel crossing over the Canadian border, in response Canada might be putting tariffs on foreign steel products soon, Global News reported. Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the news of the potential safety measures in front of media […]