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15:00 - 16:30 CET
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The question isn’t whether change is coming to North American trade. It’s whether you’re positioned to thrive in this new Environment.
70% of all steel, aluminum, and glass used in the production of the automobile must originate in North America.
Total North American content of a vehicle must equal 75% (up from 62.5%).
Part content will be divided up into core, principal, and complementary parts with content requirements of 75%, 70%, and 65% respectively.
40% of an automobile and 45% of a light truck must be produced using an average labor wage of $16/hour.
Quotas totaling 2.6 million Canadian and Mexican vehicles (well above the current 1.8 million) were established the USMCA.
Quotas of $32.4 billion on Canadian auto parts imports and $108 billion on Mexican auto parts imports were established in the USMCA.
03:00 pm – 03:30 pm
• Welcome words by Frederic Hadjari & Florian Danmayr
o Business Upper Austria – Automobil-Cluster
• Greeting address by H.E. Ambassador Heidi Hulan,
o Embassy of Canada to Austria
• Introduction of the Ontario International – Munich Trade and Investment Office
o Chris Begley, Consul – Economic Affairs (Province of Ontario)
• Introduction of Canadian Trade Team in Vienna
o Stéphane Charbonneau, Senior Trade Commissioner & Susanne Knobloch, Trade Commissioner (Automotive)
03:30 am – 04:00 pm Canada as springboard to USMCA
• Flavio Volpe, President, APMA (Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association)
o What’s new in USMCA compared to NAFTA?
o Why Canada is the ideal choice to do business in North America in automotive
o Recent investment announcements in automotive in Canada
o Trending: CASE mobility (connected autonomous shared electric)
o OCE (Ontario Center of Excellence) CV (connected vehicle) initiatives
o Project Arrow – an all Canadian ZEV (zero emission vehicle)
o Advantageous regulatory framework (business immigration, autonomous driving etc.)
04:00 – 04:20 pm Success Story
• Thomas Bründl, CEO Starlim//Sterner in Canada
o Our Roadmap to Canada
04:20 – 04:30 Q&A