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MEMA Supports New IPR Legislation
July 28, 2020
MEMA applauds Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) for introducing the INFORM Consumers Act in the House. With her leadership, this important intellectual property rights (IPR) legislation will... READ MORE
U.S.-China Relations Continue to Deteriorate
July 28, 2020
After the U.S. ordered a Chinese consulate in Houston to close, citing economic espionage and visa fraud, China retaliated Friday by ordering the U.S. to close its consulate in Chengdu. The moves... READ MORE
Suppliers Support Renewing Exemptions to Access Copyrighted Software for Independent Repair Providers
July 28, 2020
MEMA reiterated its support to renew current exemptions that allow greater access to vehicle software for diagnostic and repair services by independent repair providers. MEMA’s July 22 comments... READ MORE
EPA Delays Expected Rulemaking
July 28, 2020
The EPA has postponed its proposed rulemaking on its Cleaner Trucks Initiative (Heavy-Duty Low NOx proposal), which was initially expected in September 2020. EPA senior staff confirmed last week... READ MORE
Multiple States Commit to Zero-Emission Plan for Trucks by 2050
July 27, 2020
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on July 14, signaling a commitment to encourage "a self-sustaining market" for zero-emission medium- and heavy-... READ MORE
New Immigration Policy Impacts Businesses
July 28, 2020
On June 22, President Donald Trump announced an executive order, "Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak," which was... READ MORE
U.S. and Indian Officials Call for More Trade Between the Two Countries
July 28, 2020
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week encouraged U.S. companies to do business in India as an alternative to China. Speaking to a meeting of the U.S.-... READ MORE
MEMA-DC Webinar: “An Overview of 2020 Changes to America’s Export Control Laws”
July 28, 2020
Please join us on Wednesday, July 29 at 11:00 am ET for an informative webinar about export controls. This webinar will provide members with a 10,000-foot level overview of the major 2020 changes... READ MORE
Virginia Adopts First COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standard
July 28, 2020
On July 15, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board approved temporary emergency standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces. These standards went into effect July 27, 2020 and... READ MORE
State Update
July 28, 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
CORRECTED AND UPDATED: House Shelves WTO Withdrawal Vote.
June 30, 2020
The House passed a rule June 25 that resulted in shelving an expected July vote on a resolution to pull the U.S. out of the World Trade Organization. The resolution was authored by Rep. Peter... READ MORE
USMCA Issues Rules on USMCA Labor Value Content Requirements
June 30, 2020
The Federal Register will publish on July 1 the Department of Labor’ Interim Final Rule (IFR) related to the High-wage Components of the LVC Requirements for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
June 30, 2020
The House and Senate are both in session this week. The House is expected to vote on H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. More than 350 amendments were filed. The House Rules Committee met Monday... READ MORE
MEMA Urges Senate Panel to Direct FCC to Reverse 5.9 GHz Decision
June 30, 2020
MEMA signed a joint letter sent on June 23 by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America urging the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to direct the Federal... READ MORE
Executive Order Puts a Moratorium on Most Immigration
June 30, 2020
On June 22 President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order, “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak,” placing a... READ MORE
Possible Section 232 Aluminum Tariffs on Canada
June 30, 2020
MEMA issued a statement opposing the re-imposition of Section 232 Aluminum Tariffs on imports from Canada. “The U.S. should not be levying unilateral tariffs on a USMCA ally, particularly at the... READ MORE
MEMA Supports EPA Efforts to Update Some Heavy Duty Vehicle Testing and Technical Improvements
June 30, 2020
MEMA provided brief comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding improvements for heavy duty engine and vehicle test procedures and other amendments on June 26. “The... READ MORE
MEMA Asks for Regulatory Stability in Heavy Duty Zero Emissions Vehicles Policy
June 30, 2020
MEMA testified before the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on June 25 regarding California’s Advanced Clean Trucks Proposal. In oral comments, MEMA expressed support for regulatory... READ MORE
State Update
June 30, 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