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USTR Reaches Agreement with Canada and Mexico Over Uniform Regulations Chapters of USMCA
June 9, 2020
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico and adopted uniform regulations “regarding the interpretation, application, and administration” of... READ MORE
President Trump Looking to Expand G-7 to Include Russia and Other Countries
June 9, 2020
In a series of phone calls, President Donald Trump expressed his interest in expanding the Group of Seven (G-7) to include other countries, including India, South Korea, and Australia. The... READ MORE
USTR Extends Tariff Exclusions for List 1 Chinese Imports; Announces Comment Period for Exclusion Extension Consideration for Some List 3 and List 1 Products
June 9, 2020
The U.S. Trade Representative published in the Federal Register on June 2 that it will extend exclusions that were granted to certain products from China under List 1 of Section 301 tariffs. List... READ MORE
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Democrats Introduce INVEST in America Act
June 9, 2020
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I), unveiled the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation... READ MORE
State Update
June 9, 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
This Week in Congress
June 2, 2020
Both the House and the Senate are in session this week. The Senate could vote on legislation making changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce,... READ MORE
MEMA Joins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Urging Congress to Pass Temporary Liability Relief Bill
June 2, 2020
Last week, MEMA signed a joint letter with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and more than 250 other trade associations urging Members of Congress to pass legislation that will provide temporary... READ MORE
MEMA Encourages House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections to Not Order OSHA to Implement an Emergency Temporary Standard in Response to COVID-19
June 2, 2020
MEMA is urging the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections to not order the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). MEMA... READ MORE
President Trump Announces Economic and Security Changes in Response to China; U.S. to Withdraw from the WHO
June 2, 2020
In response to China’s approval of a new security law on the semiautonomous Hong Kong, President Trump announced retaliatory actions on May 29. On May 27, President Trump announced that the U.S.... READ MORE
House Majority Leader Announces Summer 2020 House Legislative Schedule
June 2, 2020
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) released a new summer 2020 legislative schedule on May 29. Based on the new schedule, the House will vote on bills in late June and July, including... READ MORE
Senate Majority Leader Seeks to Move Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
June 2, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has indicated that he will seek unanimous consent to vote on the H.R.7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which was passed... READ MORE
International Update – June 2020
June 2, 2020 by John Creamer
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 update will... READ MORE
White House Publishes Approach to People’s Republic of China
June 2, 2020
Due to various challenges that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) placed on the U.S.’s national interests, the White House published its strategic approach to its massive trading partner on May... READ MORE
U.S. Commercial Service to Host Webinar on Updates on Japan’s EV Market
June 2, 2020
The U.S. Commercial Service – Japan will hold a webinar on “Updates on Japan’s EV Market,” which will take place June 25, 2020 at 7 p.m. EST. The webinar will showcase Japan’s development of its... READ MORE
One Week Left to Submit Comments Requesting Product Exclusion Extensions to Section 301 List 3 China Tariffs
June 2, 2020
The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is continuing to accept comments on its evaluation of product exclusions to Section 301 List 3 tariffs on Chinese goods. Member companies... READ MORE
MEMA Urges Regulatory Certainty through Achievable Targets to Ensure Success in CARB’s Advanced Clean Truck Proposal
June 2, 2020
MEMA is urging the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to adopt certain provisions to its “Advanced Clean Trucks” (ACT) regulation proposal to ensure success in the state’s goal to deploy an... READ MORE
State Update
June 2, 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
This Week in Congress
May 27, 2020
The House will meet on May 27-28 to consider “H.R. 6886, the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act of 2020,” and seven other measures under suspension of the rules. Additional legislation is... READ MORE
President Trump Visits Ford Plant in Michigan
May 27, 2020
President Donald Trump spoke at Ford’s plant in Ypsilanti, Mich., on May 21, congratulating the company for its efforts to produce thousands of ventilators for Americans in need during the COVID-... READ MORE