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MEMA Sponsors High-Level Discussion on Tax and Trade

Date: April 13, 2017

MEMA will sponsor a Bloomberg Government Policy Breakfast to bring thought-leaders together to discuss the complex issues of tax reform and trade policy. The event will be held April 27, 2017, at Bloomberg Government, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 500, in Washington, D.C. Admission is free but registration is required

“This is a timely discussion on issues that directly affect our members,” said MEMA President and CEO Steve Handschuh, who will provide opening remarks. “Representing the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., MEMA’s role as a thought leader on tax reform and trade policy is critical. Vehicle component suppliers embrace the goals of increased job creation in the U.S. and support initiatives that will create a more competitive manufacturing environment here in America”

“This event will bring together tax and policy experts to discuss the proposed Border Adjustment Tax – which would tax U.S. imports but not exports. The tax is generally opposed by companies that produce goods abroad or import materials needed to produce goods in the U.S., but also generally welcomed by manufacturers who produce goods in the U.S. and sell them abroad. In the meantime, the Trump Administration has indicated that they plan to renegotiate NAFTA, providing further complications for international supply chains,” Bloomberg says.

The  event will be live-streamed on-line on the Bloomberg and MEMA event website.  A full agenda, and other information about the event is available online.

Confirmed panelists and moderators include: Chad Brown, Senior Fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics; Josh Eastright, Head of Bloomberg Government; Gordon Gray, Director of Fiscal Policy, American Action Forum; Warren Maruyama, Partner at Hogan Lovells and former USTR General Council; Cody Lusk, President of the American International Automobile Dealers Association; and Xavier Mosquet, Senior Partner and Managing Director, the Boston Consulting Group, Detroit.

Please plan to watch the live stream of the event and follow the conversation on the economic and political implications of these potential actions, their impacts on trade and the ramifications for American consumers and companies.  

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