This Week in Congress
August 14, 2018
The Senate is in session, returning from their weeklong recess. The House is in recess through September 3.
MEMA Joins Wide Spectrum of Industries Seeking Clarity and Fairness in China Tariff Exclusion Process
August 14, 2018
MEMA has joined 80 trade associations in a letter to the Trump administration making recommendations to implement a new tariff exclusion process in order to avoid similar problems to... READ MORE
Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process Top Complaint in MEMA Letter to House Ways and Means Committee
August 14, 2018
An onerous, expensive, and confusing process for steel and aluminum tariff exclusions is at the center of a letter from MEMA to the leaders of the Trade Subcommittee of the House Committee on Ways... READ MORE
MEMA Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Legislation on Section 232 Tariffs
August 14, 2018
MEMA applauds a bi-partisan congressional effort to reform the process of using national security to impose tariffs on materials and products essential to the competitiveness of U.S. companies. The... READ MORE
Second Round of Section 301 Chinese Tariffs Finalized
August 14, 2018
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has finalized the second tranche of tariffs on Chinese imports, implementing 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion worth of goods.  The tariffs are... READ MORE
NAFTA Talks to Continue This Week
August 14, 2018
After hopes that last week’s talks between the U.S. and Mexico would bear fruit, there are a few sticking points that remain, including the complexities surrounding automotive rules of origin. It... READ MORE
August International Update
August 14, 2018
Welcome to the latest installment of “International Update” – a monthly feature of the Washington Insider from John Creamer, MEMA’s advisor on international regulatory affairs. This month’s article... READ MORE
EPA, DOT Release Proposed Light Vehicle GHG Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards
August 14, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) posted the long-awaited joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on light vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse... READ MORE
New Proposition 65 Warnings Required by Month’s End
August 14, 2018
In September 2016, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued its final amendments to Proposition 65 warnings regulation (Article 6, Clear and Reasonable Warnings... READ MORE
Registration for September GAC Meeting Now Open
August 14, 2018
The next MEMA Government Affairs Committee (GAC) meeting will take place in Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Join us as we address several critical supplier... READ MORE
State Issue Update
August 14, 2018
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with iStateLink to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries of... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
July 31, 2018
The House is in recess through September 3.  The Senate will be in recess next week, August 6 – 10.   The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is holding a hearing tomorrow on “... READ MORE
Talk of the Town: MEMA Testifies Before United States Trade Representative
July 31, 2018
MEMA testified last week on behalf of its division members before the United States Trade Representative (USTR) regarding concerns over tariffs on $16 billion worth of products imported... READ MORE
NAFTA Negotiations May Be Close to Deal
July 31, 2018
According to reports, the U.S. and Mexico are close to reaching a deal on the automotive rules of origin (ROO), and other key elements of a revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).... READ MORE
Make the Supplier Voice Heard: Engage on Trade This Summer
July 31, 2018
The August District Work Period for members of Congress is the perfect time for you, as a motor vehicle supplier, to interact with lawmakers face-to-face. Elected officials are eager to learn... READ MORE
MEMA Urges the Senate to Pass Bipartisan AV START Act
July 31, 2018
MEMA, as part of the Coalition for Future Mobility, joined over 100 other organizations in sending a letter to the U.S. Senate to prioritize action on the bipartisan AV START Act.  The House... READ MORE
MEMA Applauds Passage of Perkins Act
July 31, 2018
Last week, the Senate passed the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins CTE Act), sending the legislation to the White House, which has indicated the President will sign.... READ MORE
State Issue Update
July 31, 2018
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with iStateLink to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries of... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
July 24, 2018
The House and Senate are in session.  Before the August break, Congress will be primarily occupied with preparing for hearings on the new Supreme Court nominee, annual appropriations bills, and... READ MORE