Trump Expected to Sign Japan-U.S. Mini Trade Deal This Week
December 10, 2019
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that President Donald Trump would likely sign an implementing proclamation next week to bring the limited trade deal with Japan to motion... READ MORE
EU Has Not Done Enough to Prevent U.S. Tariffs Over Airbus Subsidies, WTO Decides
December 10, 2019
The World Trade Organization (WTO) decided that the European Union (EU) did not do enough to block U.S.-imposed tariffs in response to European subsidies on the aerospace corporation Airbus... READ MORE
Bicameral, Bipartisan AV Process Making Progress
December 10, 2019
While Congress has yet to introduce legislation creating new federal standards for self-driving vehicles, also known as automated vehicles (AVs), committees from the Senate and the House are... READ MORE
DOT Announces Final Rule to Update Rulemaking Process
December 10, 2019
The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced new changes to the way they will address rulemaking, enforcement, and guidance practices, Politico reported. The changes, put together in a... READ MORE
State Update
December 10, 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
December 3, 2019
Both the House and Senate are in session this week, returning from Thanksgiving recess. Prior to leaving Washington in November, the House and the Senate passed another continuing resolution to... READ MORE
FCC Announces Vote on Proposal to No Longer Make 5.9GHz Spectrum Exclusive to Auto Safety
December 3, 2019
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency will vote on December 12 on a proposal to split the 5.9 GHz spectrum between automotive safety use and Wi-Fi use... READ MORE
MEMA 2020 Priority Issues Survey Due Tomorrow
December 3, 2019
MEMA’s 2020 priority issues survey will close tomorrow, Dec. 4. Your input is kindly requested to help us continue to advance your business interests in the coming year. 2019 has been a busy... READ MORE
Register for the December GAC Meeting
December 3, 2019
There is still time to register for the next Government Affairs Committee (GAC) meeting on Dec. 11 at the OESA and MERA offices in Michigan. The meeting will address MEMA’s priority policies for... READ MORE
International Update – December 2019
December 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. This month’s update... READ MORE
Top Mexican Trade Negotiator Says USMCA Deal Could be Reached with U.S. Congress This Week
December 3, 2019
A top Mexican trade negotiator said that the final terms on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) could be resolved this week. Mexico’s undersecretary for North America Jesús... READ MORE
President Trump Says He Will Restore Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Argentina and Brazil
December 3, 2019
President Donald Trump announced that he plans to reinstate Sec. 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Argentina and Brazil, according to a tweet he made Monday. President Trump said that... READ MORE
Secretary of Commerce Says U.S. Will Increase Tariffs on China if No Deal is Reached by Mid-December
December 3, 2019
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross stated that the U.S. will not hold back on increasing tariffs on Chinese imports if both countries are unable to make a trade deal by Dec. 15. The U.S. currently... READ MORE
CBP Seeks to Take Advantage of Scanning Technology for Most Vehicles Crossing Borders in Three Years
December 3, 2019
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to make more use out of scanning technology when investigating vehicles at ports of entry, Politico Pro reported. According to Hector Mancha, CBP’s... READ MORE
NHTSA Seeks Comments on Draft Research Test Procedures for ADAS
December 3, 2019
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requested public comment on draft test procedures to determine their ability to properly evaluate the performance of advanced driver... READ MORE
NHTSA Publishes Reported Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes in 2018
December 3, 2019
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a record of all police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2018 and found that there was a “statistically significant... READ MORE
Finch Fulton Selected for Transportation Policy Role in DOT
December 3, 2019
The Trump administration assigned Finch Fulton as the assistant secretary for transportation policy with the Department of Transportation, according to POLITICO Pro. Fulton was part of the... READ MORE
State Update
December 3, 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
International Update – November 2019
November 5, 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 update... READ MORE