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The ABPA has joined a coalition that opposes California bill AB 3262. AB 3262 would unfairly and arbitrarily apply strict product liability to online marketplaces, in a serious departure from well-established legal standards and public policy governing strict liability. The bill will stifle online marketplaces and the many small businesses that sell through them at a time Read more…


Houston, TX – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is proud to announce it has joined the CAR (Consumer Access to Repair) Coalition, a group of independent automotive parts and repair companies, associations and insurers dedicated to preserving and protecting consumer choice, transparency, and affordability in the post collision repair market. “The ABPA is proud to join Read more…


The ABPA is proud to announce that it is a founding member of the Consumer Access to Repair (CAR) Coalition! The CAR Coalition is a group of independent automotive parts and repair companies, associations and insurers dedicated to preserving and protecting consumer choice, transparency, and affordability in the post collision repair market. From the CAR Coalition’s official Read more…


The COVID-19 crisis has impacted businesses throughout the country. The SBA Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) has authorized up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. As you most likely learned, last Friday the program ran out of funds and current the Federal Government is planning to re-fund Read more…


Since the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the ABPA has informed you about the Small Business Association (SBA) program called the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). This program provides low-interest loans equal to 250% of monthly payroll costs to cover critical operational expenses such as payroll, utility payments, and rent obligations. Read more…


Dear ABPA Members, First, the board of directors and ABPA staff hope you and your corporate families are all safe and staying healthy during these very difficult times, there simply are no words to capture the challenges we are all facing. During the past few weeks, as the government developed its stimulus packages and various business relief Read more…


Dear ABPA Members, With what is going on in the world, I am sure that your lives have been turned upside down. I know mine has; I consider myself a social person and the era of social distancing has really been difficult for me and my family. Negativity in the news, crashing stock markets, and general anxiety Read more…


During this unique time in our country’s history, many ABPA members are questioning their ability to remain open and if they meet the guidelines for being an “essential” business. The short answer is, “yes”, your business as a parts distributor in both the US and Canada are considered essential in the words of both respective governments. Essential Read more…


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a Department of Homeland Security branch, released a memorandum on 3/19 entitled “Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response” that includes a list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” “to help State and local officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions Read more…


On March 11, 2020, the ABPA submitted opposition to Maryland House Bill 1418 – a bill that would confuse and deter consumers from aftermarket parts. A copy of the submission is below: ABPA Letter Opposing MD HB1418

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