Effective This Week, New Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusions Portal
June 11, 2019
Starting June 13, 2019, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will no longer accept 232 exclusion requests on Regulations.gov. Commerce will be moving the process over to a new Section 232... READ MORE
Take Action - Resolution Opposing 232 Auto Tariffs
June 11, 2019
The mayor of Rochester Hills and Vice President of the U.S Conference of Mayors, Bryan Barnett, will propose the agreed upon resolution (attached) on Auto 232 tariffs to the US Conference of Mayors (... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
June 11, 2019
The House and Senate are both in session this week.  The House is expected to consider it’s first minibus appropriations bill, a collection of five appropriations bills covering Defense, Labor-... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
June 11, 2019
President Trump Reverses Mexico Tariff Threat   Washington Insider Editor’s Note: The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association applauds President Trump’s decision to not impose... READ MORE
Senators Pressure Nominee to Release Auto Sec. 232 Report
June 11, 2019
Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Doug Jones (D-AL) pushed Nazak Nikakhtar, the nominated undersecretary of commerce for industry and security, to release a study that gives President Donald Trump the... READ MORE
State Update
June 11, 2019
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 of... READ MORE
​This Week in Congress
June 3, 2019
The House and Senate return from congressional recess this week, but it will be a short week. The Senate will consider more nominations and the House is expected to work on disaster aid and maybe... READ MORE
White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman to Step Down
June 3, 2019
White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett will step down in the wake of news that the U.S. will impose tariffs on goods from Mexico as an effort to stem illegal immigration... READ MORE
Motor Vehicle Parts Suppliers Invited to Attend USMCA Briefing with USTR
June 3, 2019
All motor vehicle parts suppliers with operations in North America are encouraged to attend an important briefing with the United States Trade Representative staff to review the details of the new... READ MORE
Attend the MEMA Government Affairs Committee Meeting
June 3, 2019
All members of MEMA divisions are welcome to participate in the MEMA Government Affairs Committee. Registration is now open for the committee’s next meeting in Southfield, Michigan. The meeting will... READ MORE
Mexican, U.S. Officials Start Talks on Tariffs
June 3, 2019
A Mexican delegation, led by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, started meetings with U.S. officials on June 3 to attempt to defuse a crisis initiated by a tweet on May 30 by President Donald Trump... READ MORE
India Removed from U.S. Preferred Trade Program
June 3, 2019
President Trump announced On May 31 that he will raise tariffs on billions of dollars of goods from India by kicking the nation out of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences program, Politico... READ MORE
​MEMA Calls on Parts Suppliers to Speak Out Against Mexico Tariffs
June 3, 2019
MEMA has sent all division members an action alert requesting that motor vehicle suppliers to contact their legislators and oppose the proposed new tariffs on goods from Mexico.   “In 2018,... READ MORE
​New Bill Aims to Prevent Car Deaths with Technology
June 3, 2019
Three U.S. senators introduced a bi-partisan bill on May 22 that would leverage new technologies to protect children and other passengers from heat-stroke deaths when left in a vehicle.   “In... READ MORE
International Update – June 2019
June 3, 2019
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. June’s installment... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
May 21, 2019
Both Chambers of Congress are in session this week before recessing for Memorial Day next week. Please note that there will not be an edition of the Washington Insider next week unless there is... READ MORE
MEMA Warns that Looming Threat of Tariffs on Automobiles and Motor Vehicle Parts Will Hurt American Economy
May 21, 2019
Since day one of the administration’s Section 232 investigation into placing tariffs on automobiles and motor vehicle parts on the basis of national security, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers... READ MORE
MEMA Applauds Removal of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
May 21, 2019
MEMA applauds the joint U.S., Canada and Mexico announcement today that Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico will be removed in 48 hours.  “MEMA has long urged the... READ MORE
EPA Releases 20 High-Priority Candidate Chemicals Under TSCA
May 21, 2019
In March, the EPA released its list of 20 high-priority candidate chemicals which initiates the prioritization process for the next step in the process – risk evaluation under section 6 of TSCA. In... READ MORE