EU Working on Mini Trade Deal Before March 18
February 25, 2020
The European Union (EU) is working to put together a trade deal with the U.S. before Mar. 18, when the U.S.’s tariff increase on European aircraft goes into effect. The United States Trade... READ MORE
March Deadline for Comments on Extensions for List 1 China Tariff Exclusions
February 25, 2020
The office of the United States Trade Representative is still accepting comments for certain product exclusions that are expiring on Apr. 18, 2020. The exclusions granted in 2019, found under the... READ MORE
MEMA Urges FMCSA to Implement a “Beyond Compliance” Program to Incentivize Commercial Vehicle Safety
February 25, 2020
MEMA, in a letter sent to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Feb. 18, applauded the agency for continuing to take steps to implement a “Beyond Compliance” program, as... READ MORE
State Update
February 25, 2020
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with Stateside to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries and... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
February 18, 2020
Both the House and the Senate are not in session this week in recognition of President’s Day. They will return to Washington next week.
House Committee Releases Draft Sections of Automated Vehicle Bill
February 18, 2020
The House Energy and Commerce Committee circulated several sections of discussion draft automated vehicle (AV) legislation to stakeholders last week. The sections, dated Feb. 11, are the latest... READ MORE
MEMA Announces 2020 Supplier Advocacy Network Day
February 18, 2020
Join us in Washington, D.C. for our premier Supplier Advocacy Network Day, a MEMA fly-in tailored to meet your legislative needs. This year, MEMA's rebranded legislative event will be held at the... READ MORE
USTR Increases Retaliatory Duties on European Goods
February 18, 2020
The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued additional duties against Airbus on the evening of Feb. 14. “Effective October 18, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative... READ MORE
Trade Negotiations with India in Progress as President Trump is Scheduled to Visit Next Week
February 18, 2020
The U.S. and India are in the process of putting together a new trade deal before President Trump is set to make a trip to New Delhi to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Feb. 24-25.... READ MORE
CIT Grants PrimeSource Temporary Restraining Order on Steel/Aluminum 232 Tariff Expansion
February 18, 2020
The Court of International Trade (CIT) approved a temporary restraining order for PrimeSource Building Products on the White House’s expansion on Sec. 232 steel and aluminum tariffs.... READ MORE
New House Democrats Coalition Seeks Release of Section 232 Auto Report
February 18, 2020
The nine members of the House of Representatives’ recently formed “New Democratic Coalition Trade Task Force” called for President Trump to release the Section 232 investigation report finding... READ MORE
State Update
February 18, 2020
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with Stateside to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries and... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
February 11, 2020
Both Chambers of Congress are in session this week before their scheduled recess next week. The Senate will resume business as normal after the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The... READ MORE
President Trump Discusses Key Trade Policy at the State of the Union Address
February 11, 2020
President Donald Trump focused on the U.S. economy during his State of the Union Address last week. During the Feb. 4 address, the president stated that his administration “launched an... READ MORE
MEMA’s Government Affairs Committee Begins Tomorrow
February 11, 2020
Join us tomorrow, Feb. 12, at Arent Fox's offices in Washington, D.C., as we discuss several critical supplier issues including trade, access to vehicle data, automated vehicles, vehicle emissions... READ MORE
Two Weeks Left to Submit Comments to ITC Regarding Miscellaneous Tariff Bills
February 11, 2020
The International Trade Commission (ITC) continues to accept comments for the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Petition System (MTBPS). The MTB process is used to collect and consider requests for “... READ MORE
China to Reduce $75 Billion Tariffs on U.S. Goods
February 11, 2020
China’s finance ministry announced on Feb. 6 that the country will reduce their $75 billion tariffs on U.S. imports, including tariffs on automobiles. Beginning Feb. 14, China will reduce... READ MORE
List 4A China Tariffs to be Reduced Friday
February 11, 2020
As agreed upon in the United States – China “Phase One” agreement, the U.S. will slash tariffs from 15 percent to 7.5 percent on Chinese imports from List 4, Annex A, on Feb. 14. U.S. Customs and... READ MORE
CARB Launches CORE Project to Promote Zero-Emission Freight Equipment
February 11, 2020
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) launched a new $44 million initiative on Jan. 31 called the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE), a project that will promote the... READ MORE