Wheeler announces delay of S.A.F.E and release of E15 rule
March 19, 2019
At the annual energy conference in Houston, Texas (CERAWeek) EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the new fuel economy rules could be pushed back until early summer from the originally... READ MORE
State Issue Update
March 19, 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
State Issues Update
March 12, 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
This Week in Congress
March 12, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. The Senate is expected to continue work on executive and judicial nominations. The following congressional hearings of interest to suppliers are... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
March 12, 2019
It is not an overstatement to say that everyone reading this newsletter should consider attending the upcoming MEMA Legislative Summit, April 30 through May 1, in Washington D.C. Even if you are not... READ MORE
Duty Minimization and Mitigation Webinar: March 20, 2019
March 12, 2019
Multiple trade actions over the course of the past two years have impacted manufacturers of vehicle parts, components, and systems up and down the supply chain. This webinar will help you better... READ MORE
U.S. – China Trade Summit Delayed Again
March 12, 2019
Despite recent intimations that officials were optimistic that the U.S. and China were on the cusp of a new trade deal, the two parties have yet to set a date for a summit to hash out the final... READ MORE
Trump Terminates India and Turkey’s GSP status
March 12, 2019
President Donald Trump decided to terminate both India and Turkey from the Generalized System of Preferences program (GSP) after a review of the countries’ GSP benefits. The U.S. dairy and medical... READ MORE
Report Indicates NAFTA Withdraw Could Trigger Legal Fight
March 12, 2019
Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a report on March 5 that examines the options in the face of a potential withdrawal from the current North American Free Trade Agreement. Specifically,... READ MORE
Grassley Seeking Veto-Proof Legislation on Section 232
March 12, 2019
Shortly after the Trump administration launched a new Section 232 investigation into whether imports of titanium sponges threaten national security, Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley announced... READ MORE
Employer Alert: Pay Data Reporting Requirement Reinstated
March 12, 2019
The U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. has taken the employer community by surprise by reinstating a requirement that detailed equal employment opportunity (EEO) data be reported, according to... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
March 5, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. The House will consider H.R. 1, legislation that would overhaul elections, ethics and campaign finance laws. The Senate is expected to continue work on... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
March 5, 2019
Andrew Wheeler was confirmed as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency late last week by a Senate vote of 52 to 47. The vote was mainly along party lines. A former lobbyist in the... READ MORE
No New Deadline for Next Round of 301 Tariffs
March 5, 2019
U.S. Trade Representative officials said last week that they will not set a new deadline for President Trump to raise tariffs on Chinese goods if U.S.-China trade talks fumble. However, on Thursday,... READ MORE
Lighthizer testifies at Ways & Means hearing
March 5, 2019
This past Wednesday, Ambassador Lighthizer of the United States Trade Representative testified at the Ways and Means Committee hearing on U.S. – China Trade Relations. Throughout the hearing,... READ MORE
USMCA Debate Heats Up
March 5, 2019
House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) expressed doubts that making changes to the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), as some Democrats have called for, will lead to a... READ MORE
EU and U.S. Trade Officials Gather for Talks in D.C.
March 5, 2019
The EU and U.S. officials are scheduled to meet in Washington this week to further trade talks and discuss potential tariffs on cars and parts, according to reports. The meetings will take place... READ MORE
USTR Releases Annual Trade Policy Agenda and 2018 Report of the President on Trade Agreements
March 5, 2019
Late on March 1, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and 2018 Annual Report of the President on the Trade Agreements Program. The USTR reports... READ MORE
House and Senate Committees Hold Hearings on Data Privacy
March 5, 2019
Last week, the House Energy & Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee both held hearings on data privacy. Much of the discussion at both hearings focused on the California... READ MORE