Manufacturer Relations

Enhancing the dealer-manufacturer relationship is a primary goal of the EDA. 

Our ongoing effort to create a mutually-beneficial business environment entails the following:

A business-oriented and cooperative approach in addressing issues with manufacturers;

One voice for the dealer body, fostering productive relationships with manufacturers that encourage discussion and cooperation in seeking changes to dealer agreements or other documents;

A broad-based knowledge of contract terms used by manufacturers, providing valuable background information for understanding market terms and areas where adjustments may be discussed; and

Timely communication to inform dealers of key issues within the context of limitations imposed on manufacturers by state and provincial dealer protection laws.

EDA also oversees an Industry Relations Task Force, comprised of regional association executives and administers an Industry Relations Fund, both of which assist dealers in the area of manufacturer relations.