Vehicle Manufacturers Commend Canada-EU Trade Deal

October 18, 2013 PRESS RELEASE

The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association, representing Chrysler Canada, Ford Motor Company of Canada and General Motors of Canada commends Canada and the European Union for concluding a high standard and comprehensive agreement in principle.

Mark Nantais, President said: “Canada’s auto industry’s growth has been built on many decades of free trade on an integrated basis with the United States. We appreciate the efforts of Canada’s negotiating team to reach an agreement in principle that supports the highly integrated nature of Canada’s automotive industry within North America.”

About the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA)
The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association is the industry association that has represented Canada’s leading manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles for more than 85 years. Its membership includes Chrysler Canada Inc.; Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited; General Motors of Canada Limited; and Navistar Canada, Inc. Collectively its members account for 65% of vehicles produced in Canada, operate 5 vehicle assembly plants as well as engine and components plants, and have over 1,300 dealerships. 125,000 jobs are directly tied to vehicle assembly in Canada. Direct and indirect jobs associated with vehicle manufacturing are estimated at over 500,000 across Canada. Please visit

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Mark Nantais
Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association