Department of Commerce Seeks Comments on Export Controls to China
November 27, 2018
On November 19, 2018, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in the Federal Register seeking public comment on... READ MORE
Bipartisan Senate Letter Urges Exclusion Process for China 301 List 3
November 27, 2018
On November 16, a bipartisan group of 34 Senators sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer calls for a process that would allow U.S. companies to request an exclusion... READ MORE
Senate Push to Move USMCA in Lame Duck Unlikely
November 27, 2018
Over the last week, Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) have been pushing for congressional consideration of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) before the end of the year... READ MORE
Congratulations to Ann Wilson, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
November 27, 2018
Automotive News: Ann Wilson is 2018 All Stars Honoree, Government Affairs On Monday, Nov. 26, Automotive News published their list of industry all stars for 2018. Included in the list... READ MORE
MEMA Policy Breakfast Nov 27: Fuel Economy Standards: Investments and Jobs in the U.S. Are On the Line
November 27, 2018
The next MEMA Policy Breakfast will delve into the new fuel economy standards proposed by the Trump administration and how they could impact the motor vehicle parts supplier industry – and the... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
November 13, 2018
The House and Senate are in session. The U.S. International Trade Commission is holding a hearing Thursday and Friday on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.  MEMA will be... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
November 13, 2018
MEMA Calls for Tariff Exemptions During Trade Talks in Letter to Trump Administration MEMA has urged the Trump administration to exempt Mexico and Canada from additional tariffs on steel and... READ MORE
Vehicle Safety
November 13, 2018
MEMA Submits Comments on NCAP On October 31, 2018 MEMA submitted comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on upgrading the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).... READ MORE
International Update
November 13, 2018
November 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... READ MORE
Elections
November 13, 2018
2018 Midterm Elections Recap The 2018 mid-term elections resulted in the House flipping to Democratic control and the Senate GOP retaining their majority.  With votes still being... READ MORE
State Issue Update
November 13, 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
October 30, 2018
The House and Senate have recessed until November 13, returning after the midterm elections.
Flatlining Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Cause Job Losses for Motor Vehicle Suppliers
October 30, 2018
In detailed comments submitted to the Trump administration last week, MEMA again asserted that freezing progress in the fuel efficiency and vehicle emissions standards will impact American jobs... READ MORE
Suppliers Call for “Room to Pivot” in Complex New Trade Environment During Policy Briefing
October 30, 2018
On Oct. 24, MEMA hosted a policy panel discussion, “Trade Tariffs and the Supply Chain: An In-Depth Look into How New Trade Policies Will Impact the Motor Vehicle Supplier Industry,” at The National... READ MORE
U.S. to Set Tariffs on Steel Wheels from China
October 30, 2018
On Oct. 24, the Department of Commerce announced a preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of certain steel wheels from China, stating that the imports have been dumped in the... READ MORE
Exemptions to Digital Millennium Copyright Act to Allow Access for Independent Repair Providers
October 30, 2018
In a victory for motor vehicle suppliers and the independent aftermarket, the Librarian of Congress expanded exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that allow greater access to... READ MORE
MEMA Signs onto Letter in Support of Preserving 5.9GHz Spectrum
October 30, 2018
On Oct. 24, MEMA joined with several other industry stakeholders and issued a statement on the importance of preserving the 5.9GHz spectrum for vehicle communications.  The statement was in... READ MORE
State Issue Update
October 30, 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
October 23, 2018
The House and Senate have recessed until November 13, returning after the midterm elections.