China Exempts U.S. Agricultural Goods from Tariffs After White House Delays Next Tariff on China
September 17, 2019
Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency, reported on Friday that China would exempt soybeans and pork from their recent tariffs on the U.S. The announcement came two days after President Donald... READ MORE
U.S. and India Rush to Settle Disputes Before U.N. General Assembly
September 17, 2019
President Donald Trump and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi plan to meet later in September during the U.N. General Assembly, where they could be able to close a trade deal. But before they can... READ MORE
House Passes Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Reauthorization
September 17, 2019
In a 295 to 114 vote, the House of Representatives passed the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), which will reauthorize a grant program from the EPA designed to reduce diesel emissions.... READ MORE
State Update
September 17, 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 - September 2019 “Emerging Automated Vehicle Regulatory Framework”
September 17, 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
September 10, 2019
The House and Senate return to Washington this week after spending more than a month in their districts and states. They will be in Washington for the next three weeks before another two-week... READ MORE
MEMA Hosts USMCA Fly-In Tomorrow
September 10, 2019
More than 40 representatives from MEMA member companies will converge in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11 to urge Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) as soon as... READ MORE
Register for Thursday’s MEMA GAC Meeting
September 10, 2019
After the “Pass USMCA!” Legislative Fly-In, MEMA will host the next Government Affairs Committee (GAC) meeting on Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. The meeting will cover a wide range of policy... READ MORE
U.S. and China Plan to Meet in October to Discuss Trade
September 10, 2019
China Central Television reported that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin agreed to meet in October to discuss trade... READ MORE
Despite Concerns, Pelosi and Trudeau Welcome Ongoing Work to Ratify USMCA
September 10, 2019
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a call with U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sept. 3, according to two Canadian officials. The two leaders spoke about their plans... READ MORE
DOJ Launches Investigation into Automakers Who Made Emissions Agreement with California
September 10, 2019
The Justice Department launched an antitrust probe on Sept. 6 to investigate whether the four automakers who voluntarily agreed to abide by California’s fuel emissions standards are violating... READ MORE
EPA and NHTSA Preparing to Submit Rule Blocking California from Making Its Own Fuel Emissions Standards
September 10, 2019
The EPA and NHTSA are getting ready to submit a plan to the White House that will revoke California’s ability to set their own vehicle emissions standards. According to Reuters, both... READ MORE
MEMA Informs EPA About Phasing Out HBCD Chemicals from Replacement Parts
September 10, 2019
MEMA submitted comments to the EPA on Aug. 30 supporting the agency’s proposed risk evaluation regarding Cyclic Aliphatic Bromide Cluster (HBCD) specifically on replacement parts and to highlight... READ MORE
AASA and Member Companies Take Repair Restriction Issue to Federal Trade Commission
September 10, 2019
Members of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the aftermarket division of the MEMA, met with officials from the Federal Trade Commission in Washington on Aug. 29 to discuss... READ MORE
NTSB Says Autopilot was Engaged when Tesla Crashed in 2018
September 10, 2019
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded on Sept. 3 that the Tesla Model S that crashed in Culver City, Calif. in January 2018 was in Autopilot mode. According to... READ MORE
Automakers Vow to Equip U.S. Vehicles with Lifesaving “Hot Car” Alert Systems
September 10, 2019
Twenty automakers representing nearly 98 percent of all U.S. vehicle sales have voluntarily agreed to introduce a wide range of solutions to prevent deaths in hot automobiles. This includes new... READ MORE
State Update
September 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
September 3, 2019
The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives are in recess this week and will return to Washington on Monday, Sept. 9. We encourage to use the MEMA Action Center to contact your... READ MORE
MEMA to Host USMCA Fly-In and GAC Meeting
September 3, 2019
Next week, MEMA will bring the voices of the motor vehicle supplier industry together in Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress and urge them to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada... READ MORE