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NAEDA Policies - Canada

NAEDA policy is written and adopted by the NAEDA board of directors to provide dealers with information about the association's official position in various areas.

 

NAEDA supports the development and expansion of a viable biofuels industry in Canada.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in Washington, D.C., March 8-10, 2007.

The North American Equipment Dealer Association supports free trade between Canada and the U.S. Any proposed law or regulation that does not mitigate ramifications to free trade between the two countries will be opposed by NAEDA.

NAEDA also supports free trade agreements that address agricultural commodities between Canada and other nations. NAEDA believes that freer trade will result in easier access to foreign markets for Canadian grown products.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 22, 2011.

NAEDA support the rights of dealers as independent entrepreneurs:

  • to choose the most appropriate mix of suppliers and products that best serves the needs of their customers and markets,
  • to align with manufacturers and suppliers that are consistent and reliable, and
  • to apply sound business and economic criteria in the operation of their businesses.

We further believe manufacturers and dealers should adhere to all applicable state, provincial and federal laws.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 27, 2007.

NAEDA supports efforts to enhance consumer financial protection that provides safeguards against fraudulent organizations and their predatory products, services and activities. NAEDA supports efforts to ensure consumer access to clear and concise information about the terms and conditions of products and the risks they pose.

NAEDA opposes legislation that weakens consumer protection by allowing government to dictate the financial products that can be chosen. It also opposes any legislation that adds layers of government bureaucracy, imposes new costs to taxpayers, consumers and businesses, or threatens the privacy of personal financial information.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 25, 2009.

NAEDA supports the provisions in the Employment Insurance (E.I.) program in Canada that allow for work sharing and seasonal adjustments in employment. NAEDA further supports that the E.I. fund be re-established so that premiums collected from employers and employees go to the E.I. program and not general revenues.

 This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 22, 2011.

NAEDA supports government financial incentives for farmers, dealers and manufacturers to retrofit older diesel engines to improve fuel efficiency and to reduce pollution.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in Washington, D.C., March 8-10, 2007.

NAEDA supports an increase in the first year depreciation rate on agricultural equipment to 40 percent.

NAEDA further supports a comprehensive review of current CCA categories for farm equipment.

This policy language was first adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in Washington, D.C., March 8-10, 2007 and amended at the September 26, 2008 board meeting in St. Louis, MO.

NAEDA supports the free movement of farm equipment across the U.S. – Canadian border and encourages both governments to streamline paperwork and the requirements for equipment transfers between countries.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, MO, September 26, 2008.

NAEDA supports a process that ensures tractors that are imported from overseas meets Canadian and U.S. safety standards.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, MO, September 26, 2008.

NAEDA supports one common set of transportation rules for the movement of farm equipment between provinces and encourages the Federal and Provincial governments, through the First Minister’s Conference to establish such a framework.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 22, 2011.

NAEDA adopted the association’s mission statement, “Committed to building the best business environment for North American equipment dealers,” and motto, “Helping Dealers Succeed,” to direct NAEDA in its actions where no specific policy exists.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 25, 2009.

NAEDA supports the combining of each provincial sales tax with the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) to create a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 22, 2011.

NAEDA supports the provincial nominee program(s) for the recruitment of foreign workers into Canadian equipment dealerships. NAEDA further supports the overhaul of the labour market opinion process to streamline the foreign recruitment process.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 22, 2011.

NAEDA is opposed to payroll taxes on Canadian dealerships, whether imposed at the Federal and Provincial level. NAEDA believes that payroll taxes limit growth, expansion and the creation of new jobs.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 22, 2011.

NAEDA supports the requirements of Canada’s Privacy Act and encourages dealer members to protect customer information.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 22, 2011.

NAEDA supports an increase in the federal small business deduction threshold to $800,000.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, MO, September 26, 2008.

NAEDA supports taxation policy that provides a tax credit to dealership employed journeyman technicians for tool purchases that are essential to their employment.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 26, 2008.

NAEDA supports the continued reduction of Canadian corporate tax levels that was outlined in the 2009 budget. NAEDA also supports a tax system that has a balanced approach to taxation that includes fair and reasonable personal and corporate tax rates.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 22, 2011.

NAEDA supports federal and provincial investment tax credits to assist with the costs of training employees.

This policy language was adopted by the NAEDA board of directors during its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, September 26, 2008.