BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association (ACA) and its Mexican counterpart, Asociacion Nacional des Representantes, Importadores y Distribuidores des Refacciones y Accesorios para Automoviles A.C. (ARIDRA), have agreed to formalize their relationship.
ARIDRA is a Mexica civil association that integrates manufacturers, representatives, importers and distributors of spare parts and accessories for automobiles, the ACA said.
ACA President and CEO Bill Hanvey and ARIDRA President and CEO Alejandro Calderon Bello signed a memorandum of understanding Nov. 1 at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo in Las Vegas, according to the ACA.
The two associations have agreed to work together towards achieving common goals, including:
- Fostering and maintaining an understanding of activities of mutual interest through attendance at trade shows, international delegations, and regular communication;
- Promoting international trade and investment between ACA and ARIDRA members; and
- Building awareness of each other's market through education initiatives.
The ACA and ARIDA agreed to specific commitments in the effort to facilitate stronger cooperation and coordination between the U.S. and Mexico, including exchanging market information and supporting adoption of U.S. technology standards in Mexico, the ACA said.