Last week, MEMA held a trade fly-in to educate the Trump administration and Congress on the impact of the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations to the vehicle supplier industry. 12 MEMA member companies participated in 30 meetings with congressional offices over three days. This was a continuation of the outreach MEMA has had with the administration and Congress over the last year to highlight the positive impact NAFTA has had on the supplier industry.
As a result of the meetings, MEMA helped secure additional members of Congress to sign a bipartisan Dear Colleague letter that was sent to United States Representative Robert Lighthizer, expressing concern over the new, proposed rules of origin for NAFTA. 72 congressmen from 23 states have signed onto the letter, spearheaded by the Driving American Jobs coalition, of which MEMA is a founding member. To encourage your members of Congress to sign onto the letter, visit MEMA’s action center here.
The latest round of NAFTA renegotiation talks end today in Mexico City and MEMA has staff representatives on site to ensure that the voice of the supplier community continues to be heard. For additional information on MEMA’s ongoing trade initiatives and how you can get involved, please visit mema.org/trade.