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COVID-19 Could Affect U.S.-China Trade Relations
April 28, 2020
The global impact of COVID-19 could have long-term negative effects on U.S.-China economic relations. A report released April 21 by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission found... READ MORE
MEMA Submits Comments to Preserve V2X Spectrum
April 28, 2020
On April 27, MEMA sent follow-up comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on its proposed rule on utilizing the 5.9 GHz spectrum for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications.... READ MORE
GAO Suggests NHTSA Decide on Adding Pedestrian Safety to NCAP
April 28, 2020
Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report with recommendations on how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) can address the rise in vehicle... READ MORE
State Update
April 28, 2020
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
April 21, 2020
Congress and the Administration continue to negotiate to provide additional funding to the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides loans to small businesses. The Senate is scheduled to meet in... READ MORE
MEMA and Trade Associations Urge North American Plan to Restart Motor Vehicle Operations in North America
April 21, 2020
On April 17, MEMA sent a joint letter with four other trade associations to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to work with Canada and Mexico to construct a regional plan to restart motor... READ MORE
MEMA Grassroots Roundtable with Rep. Brenda Lawrence
April 21, 2020
As part of ongoing grassroots efforts to promote ongoing relationships between member companies and legislators, MEMA is hosting a supplier roundtable discussion with Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich... READ MORE
MEMA Hosts Main Street Lending Program Webinar
April 21, 2020
In order to help members make informed decisions for their business in wake of the COVID-19 crisis, MEMA held a webinar on April 14 to discuss the parameters of the new Main Street Lending Program... READ MORE
CISA Recommends Listing Auto Sector an Essential Service in New Memorandum
April 21, 2020
On April 17, the U.S. Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued version 3.0 of their Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure... READ MORE
MEMA and Congressional Members Urge a Delay in USMCA Rules of Origin Provisions
April 21, 2020
On April 20, the USTR and CBP published documents that provide guidance and flexibility related to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’ (USMCA) automotive Rules of Origin (ROO) provisions.... READ MORE
A Modest Step Forward on Tariff Relief
April 21, 2020
Yesterday President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order ordering the Secretary of the Treasury (and Customs and Border Protection) to “temporarily extend (tariff collection) deadlines for... READ MORE
U.S. Seeks Comments on Trade Agreement with Kenya
April 21, 2020
Last month, the Trump Administration notified Congress that the United States plans to negotiate a trade agreement with the Republic of Kenya. The Office of the United States Trade... READ MORE
State Update
April 21, 2020
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
No Washington Insider April 14
April 7, 2020
The Washington Insider will not be published on April 14. We will return to the regular publication schedule on April 21.
This Week in Congress
April 7, 2020
The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives are both in recess through at least Monday, April 20. Statements from congressional leadership indicate that this could extend further into... READ MORE
SAFE Vehicles Final Rule Published
April 7, 2020
On March 31, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles final... READ MORE
MEMA Urges U.S. to Work with Mexico to Clarify Role of Industry During Crisis
April 7, 2020
On April 6, MEMA sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative urging discussions with Mexico to determine how to best to continue aftermarket... READ MORE
MEMA Summarizes Benefits for Motor Vehicle Suppliers in CARES Act
April 7, 2020
MEMA has prepared a summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748). Signed into law on March 27, the bill provides loans and support for small businesses as... READ MORE
House to Scale Back Next Stimulus Package
April 7, 2020
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that the House may refrain from pursuing an infrastructure bill in future stimulus legislation. Instead, the Speaker will focus on providing more... READ MORE