Legislation to Delay 232 Investigation of Autos and Auto Parts Introduced
January 22, 2019
Last week, Sens. Doug Jones (D-Ala) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) reintroduced their Automotive Jobs Act, which would delay President Trump’s proposed 25-percent tariff on imported cars, trucks,... READ MORE
Technology
January 22, 2019
USDOT Informally Extends Comment Period for V2X Comments On Dec. 26, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a request for comments on connected vehicles (V2X - vehicle-to-... READ MORE
Regulatory Issues
January 22, 2019
California to Hold Workshop on NOx Standards for Heavy Duty Vehicles On January 23, 2019, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will hold a public workshop on regulatory concepts to reduce... READ MORE
International Update
January 15, 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
Registration Now Open for 2019 Legislative Summit
January 15, 2019
Registration is now open for MEMA's Legislative Summit. The event will be held April 30 through May 1, 2019, at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. Join your colleagues for two days of policy... READ MORE
MEMA's Ann Wilson to Address Trade and Tariff Policy Impact on the Aftermarket
January 15, 2019
Ann Wilson, MEMA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, will address trade and tariff policies and the impact on the automotive aftermarket in a new webinar, “What the Aftermarket Needs to... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
January 15, 2019
The House and Senate are both in session this week. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) indicated last week that, if the shutdown continues, the House will not be in recess next week as... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
January 15, 2019
Much of official Washington’s attention remains focused on the extended government shutdown, which as of Friday at midnight became the longest shutdown in recorded history. There remains no end in... READ MORE
MEMA Weighs in on Export Controls that Could Affect Emerging Automated Vehicle Technologies
January 15, 2019
MEMA has asserted that certain technologies pertaining to automated vehicles and artificial intelligence should be given special consideration under national security export controls applied to... READ MORE
China Update - Talks Continue
January 15, 2019
This week, both the U.S. and China issued statements regarding the talks that were held in Beijing from January 7-9. The U.S. statement is here and the China statement is pasted below (translation... READ MORE
USTR Receiving Comments on Priority Watch List Countries - Member Input Requested
January 15, 2019
Each year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) conducts an annual Special 301 review on key challenges for U.S. stakeholders protecting their IP in foreign countries. This... READ MORE
State Issue Update
January 15, 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 of... READ MORE
USTR Begins Granting China 301 Exclusions
January 8, 2019
In the Dec. 28 Federal Register, USTR published a list of product exclusions for the $34 billion tranche of tariffs on Chinese goods. The list includes seven 10-digit HTS codes that are excluded... READ MORE
MEMA Voices Suppliers' Concerns for USMCA
January 8, 2019
MEMA recently submitted comments to the U.S. International Trade Commission addressing the potential impacts of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on the motor vehicle parts... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
January 8, 2019
The 116th Congress was sworn in on Thursday, January 3, ushering in the return of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrat majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
January 8, 2019
The 116th Congress was sworn in on Thursday, January 3, ushering in the return of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrat majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The... READ MORE
USTR Publishes Negotiating Objectives for U.S.-Japan Agreement Talks
January 8, 2019
On Dec. 21, the U.S. Trade Representative published a summary of its negotiating objectives for pending trade talks with Japan. Prior to this publication, the USTR requested public comments and... READ MORE
USTR Receiving Comments on Priority Watch List Countries - Member Input Requested
January 8, 2019
Each year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) conducts a Special 301 review on key challenges facing U.S. stakeholders related to global intellectual property protection,... READ MORE
NHTSA Final Rule Streamlines Petition Process for Temporary Exemptions from Motor Vehicle Safety and Bumper Standards
January 8, 2019
Last week, NHTSA published a final rule in the Federal Register to amend its regulations for temporary exemptions from federal motor vehicle safety standards (49 CFR Part 555) streamlining the... READ MORE