New Round of Trade Talks for U.S. and Japan
April 30, 2019
Last week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi meet for a second time in two weeks to engage in preliminary trade talks between the two... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
April 16, 2019
The House and Senate are both in recess this week. Both Chambers will return to Washington and convene on Monday, April 29, 2019. There will be no Washington Insider next week.
Talk of the Town
April 16, 2019
Last week, the European Commission has reached an “agreement in principle” on negotiating directives that green light talks between the EU and the United States. In a press release that came out... READ MORE
MEMA’s Ann Wilson to Address Great Lakes Economic Forum May 7-8 in Cleveland
April 16, 2019
MEMA members are invited to join the Council of the Great Lakes Region at its fifth Great Lakes Economic Forum, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7-8 in Cleveland, Ohio, with an opening reception on... READ MORE
Association News
April 16, 2019
Members of MEMA’s four divisions (AASA, HDMA, OESA, and MERA) are invited to explore a comprehensive booklet outlining the association’s legislative and regulatory priorities as the next two years of... READ MORE
Canada to Release New List of Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Products
April 16, 2019
Last Monday, Canadian officials announced a plan to update their list of U.S. products facing retaliatory tariffs this week. Ambassador MacNaughton has stated that these tariffs are not in any way... READ MORE
Japan Trade Talks Begin in D.C.
April 16, 2019
Yesterday, Toshimitsu Motegi, Japan’s economic and fiscal policy minister, and USTR Ambassador Lighthizer began the first round of trade talks between the two countries. It is being reported that... READ MORE
Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Expand Federal EV Tax Credit
April 16, 2019
This past Wednesday the Driving America Forward Act was introduced in the House and Senate to address the growing electric vehicle (EV) market and support domestic EV manufacturing. In recent years,... READ MORE
EPA to Revise Proposed Freeze of Vehicle Fuel Economy Rules
April 16, 2019
Wheeler announced on Thursday that the agency would revise its proposed freeze of vehicle fuel economy standards made in August before unveiling its final regulation in the coming months. “We’ve... READ MORE
State Issue Update
April 16, 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
April 9, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. Hearings of note to suppliers: On Tuesday, the House T&I Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will hold a hearing on safety - Every Life... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
April 9, 2019
During an oval office meeting with the Chinese delegation, President Trump stated that it may take another four weeks or more to secure a trade agreement with China. “If we have a deal, there will be... READ MORE
Closing U.S.-Mexican Border Would Possibly Shutdown Auto Industry
April 9, 2019
Last week, President Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border resulting in raised concerns from the auto industry due to the dire impact of such a move. Roughly 16.5 percent of all auto... READ MORE
Trump Proposes Auto Tariffs on Mexico Instead of Border Shutdown
April 9, 2019
After much warning from White House advisors, border city leaders, and U.S. economists, President Trump delayed his immediate threat to close the southern border and instead warns that he’d slap... READ MORE
Statement from the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association Regarding the Threat of Closing the Southern Border
April 9, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) represents the motor vehicle supplier industry, the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the United States, directly employing over 871,... READ MORE
Senate Commerce Approves King’s Nomination to Head NHTSA
April 9, 2019
On Wednesday, April 3, the Senate Commerce Committee approved Heidi King’s nomination to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by a party-line vote, 14-12. The nomination now moves... READ MORE
DOE Releases FOA on Advanced Vehicle Research
April 9, 2019
On April 3rd, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $59 million for new and innovative advanced vehicles technologies research. This funding opportunity seeks projects to address priorities... READ MORE
State Issue Update
April 9, 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
April 2, 2019
The House and Senate are both in session this week. The Senate will continue to confirm President Trump’s nominees while the House turns its attention to reviving and updating the Violence Against... READ MORE