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NHTSA Seeks Comments on its Latest Version of Vehicle Cybersecurity Best Practices
January 12, 2021
Last week, NHTSA announced it revised its guidance for vehicle cybersecurity best practices and opened a 60-day comment period publishing its notice in the Federal Register on Jan. 12. NHTSA... READ MORE
NHTSA Allows Research Exemptions for Domestic Vehicle and Equipment Manufacturers
January 12, 2021
NHTSA recently posted a rule that allows domestic manufacturers of vehicles and equipment to seek exemptions from federal safety standards under certain circumstances, such as testing and... READ MORE
The Long View - We Are Essential
January 12, 2021
As we welcome a new administration in the White House and see the start of the 117th Congress, we will stick to our guiding principles: 1) educate, 2) promote collaboration, and 3) voice opposition... READ MORE
COVID-19 Relief Package Signed into Law Dec 27, 2020
January 5, 2021
President Donald Trump signed the $900 billion COVID-19 relief package into law on December 27.   Several MEMA priorities passed in the package.  These included: $284 billion for the... READ MORE
MEMA Seeks More Time to Comment on AV Rulemaking Framework
January 5, 2021
MEMA joined several industry stakeholders on a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requesting an extension of the public comment period on the recently published... READ MORE
Commerce Issues Changes to Sec. 232 Tariff Exclusions Process
December 15, 2020
On Dec. 14, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the U.S. Department of Commerce published an interim final rule with substantive changes to the product exclusions process for Section 232... READ MORE
NHTSA Seeks Comments on Automated Driving System Safety
December 8, 2020
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officially published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) last week seeking public comment on the development of a framework to... READ MORE
Eye on Congress December 9, 2020
December 8, 2020
This week, both chambers of Congress are in session. Before Friday, they are expected to vote on a one-week continuing resolution to fund the government beyond Friday, December 11, which is when the... READ MORE
Eye On Congress December 2
December 1, 2020
This week, the House and Senate are in session. All eyes are on next week’s looming deadline to fund the government beyond December 11. Reports indicate that key House Republicans are opposed to an... READ MORE
Eye On Congress November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020
The House and Senate are in session through Friday and will not be in session next week due to Thanksgiving. The House and Senate are negotiating to determine how to fund the government once the... READ MORE
Eye on Congress November 11, 2020
November 10, 2020
This week, the Senate is in session and the House is in recess but will return next week. In the Senate, work will continue work on confirming judges. On Tuesday, November 10, Republicans on the... READ MORE
MEMA Webinar on Life Cycle Analysis and Implications
November 3, 2020
On Friday, November 6 at 10:00am Eastern, MEMA will be holding a webinar on life cycle analysis (LCA) and its potential implications on vehicle emissions policy and vehicle suppliers. Please register... READ MORE
U.S. Copyright Office Proposes to Extend MEMA-Supported DMCA Exemption for Vehicle Repair
November 3, 2020
The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to renew existing exemptions permitting circumvention of access controls on copyrighted works. The Copyright Office... READ MORE
All Eyes on Washington
November 3, 2020
Over the past several months, all eyes have been on Washington as Congress and the White House have worked on coronavirus stimulus legislation and other policies, with even more attention focused on... READ MORE
Court Issues a Stay of NHTSA’s Trailer Requirements Under Phase 2
October 27, 2020
In September 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted the request for a stay of the January 1, 2021 implementation date for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA... READ MORE
USTR Seeks Input on Notorious Markets
October 20, 2020
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released an open call for submissions on Oct. 1 for their Notorious Markets Report, an annual report that labels specific online and physical... READ MORE
White House Issues Presidential Memorandum on Counterfeits
October 20, 2020
The White House on October 13 issued a new presidential memorandum elevating the fight against counterfeit products sold on e-commerce platforms. The memo, which builds on an executive order and... READ MORE
USTR Opens Notorious Markets Request for Comments
October 13, 2020
On October 1, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released an open call for submissions for their Notorious Markets Report, an annual report that labels specific online and physical... READ MORE
Trade Case on Aluminum Sheet Imports is Moving Forward
October 12, 2020
On October 9, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued preliminary affirmative determinations in anti-dumping trade cases on aluminum sheet imports from 18 nations. This is the first major step in a... READ MORE