This Week in Congress
June 17, 2019
Both the House of Representatives and the Senate are in session this week. Beginning the week, the House will work to finish consideration of the four-bill spending package (H.R. 2740) covering... READ MORE
Pelosi Appoints Richard Neal for Trade Working Group to Discuss USMCA
June 18, 2019
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on June 13 that she appointed Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal to lead the House Democrats' Trade Working Group. Neal and the... READ MORE
MEMA to Testify before the USTR Friday on Tariffs to Chinese Imports
June 18, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) will testify before the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on June 21 regarding the Trump Administration’s proposal to... READ MORE
India Hits U.S. with Tariffs After Losing GSP Status
June 18, 2019
India’s Finance Ministry announced that the country placed tariffs on 28 U.S. products on June 17. The tariffs are fixed on American produce like almonds, apples and lentils. They also affect... READ MORE
Canada Prime Minister Will Meet President Trump Later This Month
June 18, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump at the White House on June 20, though the trip date is not fixed. Two Canadian officials said that the prime minister will... READ MORE
New Deadline and Participation Fee for Clean Energy Trade Mission
June 18, 2019
The International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce will make changes to the participation fee and recruitment process for the “Clean Energy and Zero Emission Vehicle... READ MORE
Michigan Senators Introduce Tax Credit to Encourage Automated Driving
June 18, 2019
Michigan Sens. Kenneth Horn (R), Kim LaSata (R) and Michael MacDonald (R) introduced a measure on June 13 to create a tax credit for businesses looking to develop automated driving systems for... READ MORE
State Update
June 18, 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
Effective This Week, New Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusions Portal
June 11, 2019
Starting June 13, 2019, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will no longer accept 232 exclusion requests on Regulations.gov. Commerce will be moving the process over to a new Section 232... READ MORE
Take Action - Resolution Opposing 232 Auto Tariffs
June 11, 2019
The mayor of Rochester Hills and Vice President of the U.S Conference of Mayors, Bryan Barnett, will propose the agreed upon resolution (attached) on Auto 232 tariffs to the US Conference of Mayors (... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
June 11, 2019
The House and Senate are both in session this week.  The House is expected to consider it’s first minibus appropriations bill, a collection of five appropriations bills covering Defense, Labor-... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
June 11, 2019
President Trump Reverses Mexico Tariff Threat   Washington Insider Editor’s Note: The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association applauds President Trump’s decision to not impose... READ MORE
Senators Pressure Nominee to Release Auto Sec. 232 Report
June 11, 2019
Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Doug Jones (D-AL) pushed Nazak Nikakhtar, the nominated undersecretary of commerce for industry and security, to release a study that gives President Donald Trump the... READ MORE
State Update
June 11, 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
June 3, 2019
The House and Senate return from congressional recess this week, but it will be a short week. The Senate will consider more nominations and the House is expected to work on disaster aid and maybe... READ MORE
White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman to Step Down
June 3, 2019
White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett will step down in the wake of news that the U.S. will impose tariffs on goods from Mexico as an effort to stem illegal immigration... READ MORE
Motor Vehicle Parts Suppliers Invited to Attend USMCA Briefing with USTR
June 3, 2019
All motor vehicle parts suppliers with operations in North America are encouraged to attend an important briefing with the United States Trade Representative staff to review the details of the new... READ MORE
Attend the MEMA Government Affairs Committee Meeting
June 3, 2019
All members of MEMA divisions are welcome to participate in the MEMA Government Affairs Committee. Registration is now open for the committee’s next meeting in Southfield, Michigan. The meeting will... READ MORE
Mexican, U.S. Officials Start Talks on Tariffs
June 3, 2019
A Mexican delegation, led by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, started meetings with U.S. officials on June 3 to attempt to defuse a crisis initiated by a tweet on May 30 by President Donald Trump... READ MORE