National Automobile Dealer Arbitration Program renewed
May 24, 2022
The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) is pleased to report that the National Automobile Dealer Arbitration Program (NADAP) has been renewed for another five-year period beginning June 1, 2022.
“This agreement allows dealers and automobile manufacturers who sign on to mediate and arbitrate a wide variety of disputes arising under the terms of their dealer sales and service agreement rather than resorting to the Courts,” says Tim Reuss, CADA’s President and CEO. “Since NADAP was created in 1996 it has been very successful in helping dealers resolve disputes, and we review it every five years to see what can make it better.”
Following the input from a CADA created NADAP Dealer Review Committee, comprised of Alex Baum (Cochrane Toyota), Norman Hebert (Groupe Park Avenue), Patrick O’Regan (O’Regan’s Automotive Group) and Steve Chipman, (Birchwood Automotive Group), CADA worked with the heads of the Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) and the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) to take a close look at the NADAP program.
This fifth program review concluded with some changes to the French translation of the agreement and a sample NADAP Implementation agreement was also added as an Attachment to the NADAP Rules. “We are pleased that the OEMs represented by CVMA and GAC continue to support NADAP, which CADA feels continues to be an efficient and cost-effective way to resolve most dealer/manufacturer disputes. We believe both parties continue to be well served by it.” says Tim Reuss.
Dealers can access a copy of the revised NADAP Rules and NADAP Principles by clicking here or if they have any questions, they can contact CADA at 1-800-463-5289 or email [email protected].