CVMA applauds new Detroit crossing deal

by MM&D Online Staff

TORONTO, Ontario—The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA), representing FCA Canada Inc., Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and General Motors of Canada Limited, applauds the Government of Canada’s announced arrangement with the US that will allow for the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) to move forward without delay.

The arrangement, announced by Transport Canada Minister Raitt, which allows for the cost of the U.S. port of entry to be repaid to Canada from future toll revenues, ensures that the development of the crossing will move forward immediately.

“A state of the art, highly efficient, effective and reliable new crossing with improved flow of goods is essential to maintaining our competitive place in global markets,” stated Mark Nantais, CVMA President.  “This is very positive news for our industry as this crossing supports a main artery of the auto industry’s supply chain.”

North America’s highly integrated automotive industry builds its products seamlessly on both sides of the Canada and U.S. border.  The New International Trade Crossing (NITC) will provide the needed additional international infrastructure capacity at the Windsor-Detroit gateway.

The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association is the industry association representing some of Canada’s manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles. Its members account for 62 percent of vehicles produced in Canada.