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
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