State Issue Update
January 15, 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
USTR Begins Granting China 301 Exclusions
January 8, 2019
In the Dec. 28 Federal Register, USTR published a list of product exclusions for the $34 billion tranche of tariffs on Chinese goods. The list includes seven 10-digit HTS codes that are excluded... READ MORE
MEMA Voices Suppliers' Concerns for USMCA
January 8, 2019
MEMA recently submitted comments to the U.S. International Trade Commission addressing the potential impacts of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on the motor vehicle parts... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
January 8, 2019
The 116th Congress was sworn in on Thursday, January 3, ushering in the return of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrat majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
January 8, 2019
The 116th Congress was sworn in on Thursday, January 3, ushering in the return of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrat majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The... READ MORE
USTR Publishes Negotiating Objectives for U.S.-Japan Agreement Talks
January 8, 2019
On Dec. 21, the U.S. Trade Representative published a summary of its negotiating objectives for pending trade talks with Japan. Prior to this publication, the USTR requested public comments and... READ MORE
USTR Receiving Comments on Priority Watch List Countries - Member Input Requested
January 8, 2019
Each year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) conducts a Special 301 review on key challenges facing U.S. stakeholders related to global intellectual property protection,... READ MORE
NHTSA Final Rule Streamlines Petition Process for Temporary Exemptions from Motor Vehicle Safety and Bumper Standards
January 8, 2019
Last week, NHTSA published a final rule in the Federal Register to amend its regulations for temporary exemptions from federal motor vehicle safety standards (49 CFR Part 555) streamlining the... READ MORE
FMCSA Allows Cameras in Lieu of Mirrors
January 8, 2019
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced five-year exemption to Stoneridge Inc., which allows its aftermarket mirrorless digital camera and sensor system to be... READ MORE
NHTSA Withdraws 2010 NPRM to Amend Brake Fluid Standards
January 8, 2019
NHTSA decided to withdraw a 2010 proposed rule that proposed to amend the motor vehicle brake fluid standards (FMVSS No. 116). The agency concluded that, after reviewing its original proposal and... READ MORE
NHTSA Seeks Comments on Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X)
January 8, 2019
On Dec. 26, the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) published a Federal Register notice seeking public comments on Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications. In its notice, US DOT noted... READ MORE
STATE UPDATE
January 8, 2019
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
White House Delays Tariff Increase on Chinese Goods and Extends Export Controls Comment Period
December 18, 2018
Extensions have been granted on two important issues that MEMA has been advocating on behalf of suppliers. This week, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a preview notice on their... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
December 18, 2018
The House and Senate are in session this week. The primary legislative focus of the week will be negotiating a federal spending bill to keep many government agencies open. While Congress has passed... READ MORE
MEMA's Ann Wilson to Address Trade and Tariff Policy Impact on the Aftermarket
December 18, 2018
Ann Wilson, MEMA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, will address trade and tariff policies and the impact on the automotive aftermarket in a new webinar, “What the Aftermarket Needs to Know... READ MORE
MEMA Advances Suppliers' Voice on Several Trade Fronts
December 18, 2018
MEMA provided testimony on trade with Japan at a public hearing held by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on Dec. 10.  Also Dec. 10, MEMA submitted written comments on the US-EU... READ MORE
Comments Submitted to NHTSA Regarding Vehicle Lighting
December 18, 2018
MEMA submitted detailed comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Dec 11 regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108... READ MORE
MEMA Sets Agenda for NOx Emissions Efforts
December 18, 2018
Nov. 13, EPA announced its Cleaner Trucks Initiative to Update NOx Standards for Heavy Duty Trucks. A future rulemaking in 2020 will update the existing NOx standard. MEMA is working with its HDMA... READ MORE
State Issue Update
December 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