April 22, 2015

For Immediate Release:
April 22, 2015
Contact: Adam Temple
(202) 400-2610


AAPC Helps Lead U.S. Automotive Standards Workshop

Washington, D.C. – The American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) this week joined leading U.S. government and industry experts on the United States automotive safety and environmental standards and regulatory system for a workshop on U.S. Automotive Standards and Technical Regulations.  The workshop was held on the margins of the 22nd APEC Automotive Dialogue, in Manila, Philippines.

“While truly global auto standards and regulations are being developed, economies should accept vehicles certified to United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) and the U..S Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, given that they deliver comparable safety and environmental performance and outcomes,” said AAPC President Governor Matt Blunt.

The experts highlighted the rigorous U.S. auto standard and regulatory process and the robust nature of their requirements, as well as the importance of the UN WP.29 worldwide regulatory process.

Speakers at the workshop included representatives of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; Environmental Protection Agency (retired) and the American Automotive Policy Council.  The event was well attended by government and industry representative from throughout the Southeast Asia region, including, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

The American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) represents the common public policy interests of its member companies – FCA US, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company.