Vice President Pence in Op-Ed: Pass USMCA
July 16, 2019
The Washington Post published an opinion piece written by Vice President Mike Pence on July 14. In the piece, he encourages Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which... READ MORE
Democrats Urge USTR to Remove Biologics Language from USMCA
July 16, 2019
House Democrats sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on July 11, encouraging his office to remove biologics provisions from the U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). Over 100... READ MORE
State Update
July 16, 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. Join us for a lunch and learn... READ MORE
International Update – July 2019
July 9, 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. This month's... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
July 9, 2019
This week, Congress returns to Washington. The House is planning work on the annual defense authorization bill and the Senate will resume consideration of nominees.  On Wednesday, the Senate... READ MORE
Democrat Coalition Warn White House Not to Advance USMCA Just Yet
July 9, 2019
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative could send an implementing bill for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to Congress this week, as the required 30 days have passed since the draft statement... READ MORE
MEMA Will Host Sec. 301 Webinar on List 3 Exclusions
July 9, 2019
MEMA and Arent Fox LLP will host an informational webinar on July 10 at 2 p.m., discussing the product exclusions application process for imports under List 3 of the recently implemented Section 301... READ MORE
U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Request for Comment on Counterfeiting
July 9, 2019
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce will be publishing a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments from the public and stakeholders about the state of counterfeit goods being... READ MORE
MEMA Joins Manufacturing and Tech Associations Calling for Longer Comment Period of New Export Control Rule
July 9, 2019
MEMA signed a letter on June 27 calling for the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to provide a 90-day comment period in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on technology... READ MORE
Exclusion Process for List Three Tariffs Open as U.S. and China Prepare for More Trade Talks
July 9, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met together at the G20 Summit in Japan on June 29, where they discussed the possibility of continuing trade talks to avoid further... READ MORE
Supreme Court Turns Down Request to Review Legality of President Trump’s Section 232 Tariffs
July 9, 2019
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to look over President Donald Trump’s use of Sec. 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports for national security reasons. A steel industry trade group made... READ MORE
State Update
July 9, 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 and... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
June 25, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. The House will make a final vote on it’s second minibus appropriations bill (H.R. 3055), which will increase funds for Agriculture-FDA, Commerce-Justice... READ MORE
NHTSA Official Questioned for Trump Administration Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Rollbacks
June 25, 2019
Members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee questioned a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) official on President Donald Trump’s proposal to rollback on... READ MORE
State Update
June 25, 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 and... READ MORE
NHTSA Says Pedestrian/Bicyclist Death is Rising
June 25, 2019
While overall traffic deaths decreased by one percent nationally in 2018, pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rose from 2017, according to a preliminary report from the National Highway Traffic Safety... READ MORE
USTR Establishes Product Exclusions Process for Third Tranche Sec. 301 Tariffs
June 25, 2019
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative recently posted its “preview” of a Federal Register notice establishing a process to submit product exclusion requests for the Sec. 301 third tranche/List... READ MORE
Commerce Department Denies FOIA Request for Sec. 232 Report
June 25, 2019
The Department of Commerce denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to make public its Sec. 232 report concluding that imported automobiles and parts are a threat to national security.... READ MORE
Congress Looks to Reclaim Sec. 232 Powers
June 25, 2019
Congress is looking to develop legislation that will reassert the power of Section 232 tariffs to themselves, weakening the president’s authority to impose them.   Senate Finance Committee... READ MORE