This Week in Congress
June 25, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. The House will make a final vote on it’s second minibus appropriations bill (H.R. 3055), which will increase funds for Agriculture-FDA, Commerce-Justice... READ MORE
NHTSA Official Questioned for Trump Administration Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Rollbacks
June 25, 2019
Members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee questioned a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) official on President Donald Trump’s proposal to rollback on... READ MORE
State Update
June 25, 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 and... READ MORE
NHTSA Says Pedestrian/Bicyclist Death is Rising
June 25, 2019
While overall traffic deaths decreased by one percent nationally in 2018, pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rose from 2017, according to a preliminary report from the National Highway Traffic Safety... READ MORE
USTR Establishes Product Exclusions Process for Third Tranche Sec. 301 Tariffs
June 25, 2019
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative recently posted its “preview” of a Federal Register notice establishing a process to submit product exclusion requests for the Sec. 301 third tranche/List... READ MORE
Commerce Department Denies FOIA Request for Sec. 232 Report
June 25, 2019
The Department of Commerce denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to make public its Sec. 232 report concluding that imported automobiles and parts are a threat to national security.... READ MORE
Congress Looks to Reclaim Sec. 232 Powers
June 25, 2019
Congress is looking to develop legislation that will reassert the power of Section 232 tariffs to themselves, weakening the president’s authority to impose them.   Senate Finance Committee... READ MORE
MEMA Applauds Mexico for Passing USMCA
June 25, 2019
On June 19, Mexico became the first country to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA). In a 114-4 vote, Mexico’s Senate chamber was able to pass the agreement less than three weeks... READ MORE
MEMA Will Host Sec. 301 Webinar on List 3 Exclusions
June 25, 2019
MEMA and Arent Fox LLP will host an informational webinar on July 10 at 2 p.m., discussing the product exclusions application process for imports under List 3 of the recently implemented Section 301... READ MORE
MEMA Testifies Before USTR on Impact of China Tariffs
June 25, 2019
MEMA testified June 21 before the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington D.C. regarding the Trump Administration’s proposal to implement Section 301 tariffs on China... READ MORE
MEMA and Shiloh Testify on CAFE
June 25, 2019
MEMA member Ramzi Hermiz, President and CEO of Shiloh Industries, Inc., and Chairman of the Board of the OESA, testified on June 20 jointly on behalf of Shiloh and MEMA before the U.S. House of... READ MORE
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