The automotive aftermarket is a giant step closer to helping shape the emergence of the Chinese aftermarket with the historic passage of legislation by the House of Representatives to normalize trade relations with China, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) announced today. AAIA (formerly APAA and ASIA), its member companies and affiliated state associations have for years been instrumental in achieving significant concessions in the market-opening agreement. Most recently AAIA mounted a lobbying campaign on Capitol Hill and at the grass roots level to win congressional passage of Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with China.