Statement by Hendrik von Kuenheim, President and CEO of BMW Canada Inc.: "The WTO's appellate decision provides Canada with an opportunity to re-think its automotive tariff policies at the beginning of this new millennium. The automotive industry has changed dramatically since the Auto Pact was established in 1965. Because of mergers and acquisitions in recent years, outdated automotive tariff policies must be re-assessed and amended to ensure that Canada remains a fair and competitive partner in the global economy.