Tariff Coalition Releases New Data
December 11, 2018
A new report released by Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a trade coalition that MEMA has joined, shows that October was the “highest tariffed month in U.S. history. The report indicates that U.S... READ MORE
MEMA Advances Supplier Voice as International Trade Initiatives Develop
December 11, 2018
 MEMA will submit detailed comments addressing negotiating objectives for three international trade initiatives put forward by the United States Trade Representative (USTR).   The... READ MORE
MEMA Government Affairs Committee Meeting Dec 11 2018
November 27, 2018
Join us this December at Magna in Troy, MI, as we address several critical supplier issues including trade, tax reform, automated vehicle legislation, workforce development, and more. Additionally... READ MORE
MEMA Provides Input for Automated Vehicles 3.0
December 11, 2018
MEMA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding its latest guidance for automated vehicles titled “Preparing for the Future of Transportation – Automated Vehicles 3.0... READ MORE
Congress
December 11, 2018
The House and Senate are both in session this week. They are expected to continue work on the remaining appropriations bills to fund the government after December 21, when the current... READ MORE
December 2018 International Update
December 11, 2018
Welcome to the latest installment of “International Update” – a monthly feature of the Washington Insider from John Creamer, MEMA’s adviser on international regulatory affairs. This month's... READ MORE
EPA Issues Interim Final Rule on Safe Management of Recalled Airbags
December 11, 2018
On Nov. 30, 2018, EPA issued an interim final rule and is requesting comments on implementing a more expedited removal of defective Takata airbag inflators from vehicles by dealerships, salvage... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
December 4, 2018
The House and Senate are in session this week. Congress must pass legislation this week extending Continuing Resolution (CR) funding covering seven appropriations bills for FY2019. The current CR... READ MORE
USMCA
December 4, 2018
On November 30, 2018 the United States, Canada, and Mexico signed the USMCA trade agreement, which will replace NAFTA.  Following the signing by the 3 countries, implementing legislation will be... READ MORE
MEMA and OESA Set USMCA Briefing for Dec. 12 in Michigan
December 4, 2018
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is expected to be signed on November 30, 2018 by the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To help suppliers better understand the USMCA, MEMA and OESA will... READ MORE
CAFÉ Policy Breakfast
December 4, 2018
On Tuesday, November 27, MEMA hosted a CAFE policy breakfast at the National Press Club and released a white paper on the fuel efficiency standards highlighting the impact to the industry’s jobs... READ MORE
Motor Vehicle Parts Supplier Industry Applauds Progress in Trade Talks with China
December 4, 2018
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), which represents 1,000 companies that manufacture parts and components for motor vehicles in the United States, is pleased to learn that... READ MORE
MEMA Joins Other Trade Associations in Seeking Extension on Export Controls Comments
December 4, 2018
Last week, MEMA joined a coalition of leading technology and business associations asking the Department of Commerce to extend the comment period for the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (... READ MORE
MEMA Responds to an FCC Report on Sharing 5.9 GHz Spectrum for V2V Communications
December 4, 2018
MEMA submitted comments on Nov. 28 in response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report that looked at potential sharing solutions between unlicensed devices and dedicated short... READ MORE
Civil Penalty Amounts Updated by U.S. Transportation Department
December 4, 2018
On Nov. 27, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule, effective immediately, that revises the civil penalty amounts for all DOT agencies, including the National Highway... READ MORE
MEMA Responds to USTR Request for Comments on U.S.-Japan Negotiating Objectives
November 27, 2018
On Nov. 26, 2018, MEMA submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in response to the administration’s request for input on what negotiating objectives the United States should... READ MORE
Current Issues
November 27, 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
Commerce Department Working on New Steel & Aluminum Exclusion Portal
November 27, 2018
The Commerce Department will start testing an online portal that importers will be able to use to seek exclusions from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. MEMA and member companies have criticized... READ MORE
USTR Releases Updated China Report
November 27, 2018
Last week, the United States Trade Representative released a report updating information on its Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies and practices related to technology transfer,... READ MORE