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
Talk of the Town
April 2, 2019
Negotiations for a bill to amend Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 are going very well, according to Senator Grassley’s staff. “The legislation, which is expected to be introduced in... READ MORE
MEMA Policy Breakfast to Address Threat of Tariffs on Auto Parts
April 2, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) will hold a policy panel discussion titled “Tariffs on Autos and Auto Parts: Auto Parts Are Not a Threat to National Security” on April 9,... READ MORE
Kudlow: USMCA Will Attract $80 Billion in New Auto Sector Investments
April 2, 2019
During a speech at the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s annual conference, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow stated the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will attract about $80 billion in new auto sector... READ MORE
New Democrats Call for Trump to Drop Auto Tariffs
April 2, 2019
Members of the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force sent a letter to President Trump urging him to drop his threat to impose tariffs on autos and auto parts. The members warned Trump that imposing... READ MORE