State Issue Update
October 2, 2018
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with iStateLink to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries of... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
September 25, 2018
The House and Senate are in session. The Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday on the “Impact of Tariffs on the U.S. Automotive Industry.”  MEMA member Michael Haughey,... READ MORE
MEMA Announces the Retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Handschuh
September 25, 2018
With decidedly mixed emotions, the Board of Directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) today announced that it has accepted Steve Handschuh’s decision to retire as the... READ MORE
Third Round of China Section 301 Tariffs in Effect
September 25, 2018
Yesterday, 10 percent tariffs on the third tranche of the Sec. 301 tariffs, covering approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, went into effect.  The tariffs on the third tranche will... READ MORE
U.S. - Canada NAFTA Talks Continue
September 25, 2018
Last week, negotiating teams from the U.S. and Canada were at the table again to continue talks on revising and updating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but left Washington, DC... READ MORE
MEMA Testifies at EPA/NHTSA Hearing on CAFE and GHG Emissions
September 24, 2018
Yesterday, MEMA’s Laurie Holmes testified in Fresno, CA on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) joint Notice of Proposed... READ MORE
NHTSA Seeks Comment on Heavy Truck AEB Research
September 25, 2018
On Sept. 25, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a Federal Register notice for a new information collection request, or ICR, as it prepares to conduct research on... READ MORE
MEMA Applauds Senate Passage of STOP Act
September 25, 2018
Last week, the Senate passed the bipartisan Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act.  The STOP Act will make it easier to track the counterfeit goods entering the U.S. by... READ MORE
State Issue Update
September 25, 2018
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with iStateLink to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries of... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
September 18, 2018
The House is in recess, returning September 25 and the Senate is in session. 
Commerce Adds Rebuttal Process to Steel and Aluminum Exclusions
September 18, 2018
Last week, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the Department of Commerce published a second Interim Final Rule on the Exclusions Process.  MEMA has been advocating for several... READ MORE
Third Round of China Section 301 Tariffs Announced
September 18, 2018
Last night, the administration announced the final determination on the third tranche of the Sec. 301 tariffs, covering $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.  The 10 percent tariffs will go... READ MORE
USTR Exclusions Process for Sec. 301 Second Tranche Published
September 18, 2018
In effect since Aug. 23, the second tranche of Sec. 301 tariffs on imports from China now have an exclusions process as notified by the U.S. Trade Representative in its Sept. 18 Federal Register... READ MORE
U.S. - Canada NAFTA Talks Continue, Progress Slow
September 18, 2018
Last week, negotiating teams from the U.S. and Canada were at the table again to continue talks on revising and updating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but left Washington, DC... READ MORE
President Signs Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
September 18, 2018
Last week, President Trump signed H.R. 4318, the latest version of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, into law. This legislation temporarily suspends tariffs through the end of 2020 on approximately 1,... READ MORE
State Issue Update
September 18, 2018
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with iStateLink to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries of... READ MORE