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Auto Care Association Receives Presidential Award for Export Service


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On Nov. 5, the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded the Auto Care Association the 2021 President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. The award was presented by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves and accepted by Auto Care Association Director of International Affairs Angela Chiang.


“Auto Care Association has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion," said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo in her congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection as an award recipient. "The ‘E’ Awards Committee was very impressed with Auto Care Association’s work to facilitate the adoption in international markets of standards used by U.S. industry.


"The organization’s trade missions throughout Latin America were also particularly notable. Auto Care Association’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.”

“We are honored and humbled to accept the President’s ‘E’ Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “There is tremendous opportunity for U.S. automotive aftermarket companies in the global marketplace. Through a partnership with the International Trade Administration and U.S. Commercial Service, the Auto Care Association is committed to addressing trade barriers and promoting business opportunities for our members in key export markets.”


The Auto Care Association is also the recipient of two Market Development Cooperator Program awards from the International Trade Administration to support its export promotion programs. These efforts are led by Chiang and Carolina Arregoces of the association’s international affairs department.


In total, the department honored 70 U.S. companies and organizations from across the country for their role in...

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