Supplier Advocacy Network – Connecting the Industry with Lawmakers
September 3, 2019
Over the past month, MEMA has had several high-profile events aimed to connect members of Congress with motor vehicle suppliers to foster an on-going dialog. The goal of this grassroots initiative... READ MORE
U.S. and U.K. Look to Make a Trade Deal by Summer 2020
September 3, 2019
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on ITV News that he would “love to” make a quick trade agreement with U.S. President Donald Trump. Both countries are looking at possibly expanding trade... READ MORE
German Chancellor Markel and President Trump Hope for a U.S.-EU Trade Deal
September 3, 2019
At the Centre de Congrès Bellevue in Biarritz, France, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany held a press conference near the end of the Group... READ MORE
Former USTR Official Sworn into International Trade Commission Seat
September 3, 2019
A former official in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) was sworn in on Aug. 26 as a member of the International Trade Commission (ITC). Amy Karpel, who served the USTR for... READ MORE
Former Google Employee Indicted for Stealing Trade Secrets Related to Self-Driving Technology
September 3, 2019
A technologist specialized in self-driving vehicles was charged on Aug. 27 for stealing trade secrets from his former employer, Google. The United States Attorney’s Office of the Northern... READ MORE
Federal Judge Rules EPA Is Not Required to Release Computer Model on Auto Emissions
September 3, 2019
A district court judge rejected a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit that would have forced the EPA to release their vehicle emissions model. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC... READ MORE
DOE Plans $59 Million Projects for Research into Advanced Vehicle Technologies
September 3, 2019
The Department of Energy will launch 43 new projects for “new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research,” according to an announcement from the department’s website on Aug. 16.... READ MORE
Heidi King Resigns from NHTSA
September 3, 2019
On Aug. 14, the Department of Transportation confirmed that Heidi King, who was the acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, resigned from her position. The Senate... READ MORE
Two Senators Ask NHTSA about Cybersecurity Threats in Vehicles
September 3, 2019
Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote a letter to the NHTSA on Aug 22 asking the agency if they received information from automakers about cybersecurity risks in their... READ MORE
All 50 States Urge Ajit Pai to Keep 5.9GHz Band Exclusive to Transportation
September 3, 2019
Members of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)are urging FFC Chairman Ajit Pai to keep the 5.9 GHz wireless band exclusive to vehicle communications... READ MORE
State Update
September 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
This Week in Congress
August 13, 2019
Due to the August recess, the Washington Insider will not be published Aug 20 and the 27. It will return to its normal schedule beginning Sept 3. Senators and members of Congress are in... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
August 13, 2019
Ambassador C.J. Mahoney, the Deputy United States Trade Representative will provide a keynote talk during MEMA’s fly in aimed to urge passage of the USMCA on September 11. Mahoney, a key leader in... READ MORE
MEMA Hosts Michigan Delegation Supplier Roundtable
August 13, 2019
On Aug 19, MEMA will host the Michigan Delegation Supplier Roundtable. MEMA President and CEO Bill Long, along with other staff members, will meet with Reps. Debbie Dingell and Haley Stevens of... READ MORE
Register Today for the September GAC Meeting
August 13, 2019
Registration is now open for MEMA’s Government Affairs Committee Meeting in Washington, D.C. The meeting will take place in MEMA’s Washington office on September 12 at 10:00 a.m. Join us for a... READ MORE
MEMA Responds to Imposition of Additional Tariffs on Goods from China
August 13, 2019
MEMA has repeatedly called for China and the United States to work together to reach a trade agreement that works for both countries. It was our hope that on-going talks would lead to an agreement... READ MORE
MEMA Supports Suppliers and Urges No Tariffs on Copper Alloy Products from the EU
August 13, 2019
MEMA weighed in on behalf of motor vehicle suppliers urging that tariffs not be placed on copper alloy products as retaliation against the EU’s failure to revoke subsidies deemed illegal by the... READ MORE
USTR Publishes the First Set of List Three Exclusions from Tariffs on China
August 13, 2019
The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published its first notice on Aug 7 related to product exclusions under List 3. Products listed are excluded from tariffs imposed on $... READ MORE
President Trump Says Recent Tariff Threat on China Will Boost Economy in the Long Run
August 13, 2019
After tweeting that the U.S. would add an additional ten percent tariff on $300 billion of Chinese goods starting Sept 1, President Donald Trump defended his decision, saying that butting heads... READ MORE