Some forms of competition are won quickly by an all-out sprint. Others require endurance to cross the finish line first. It’s certainly no surprise to the automotive community that the nation’s legislative turf continues to be more akin to a rock-crawling competition than a quarter-mile drag race. Issues important to the automotive specialty-equipment marketplace continue to jockey for position at the federal and state levels throughout the United States.
In December 2015, the U.S. Congress passed the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act,” allowing low-volume auto manufacturers to produce up to 325 replica vehicles per year for sale in the United States.
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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has established procedures for requesting an exclusion from tariffs being imposed on certain products from China.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed SEMA-supported legislation that would permanently designate six existing OHV areas comprising 300,000 acres in San Bernardino County.
Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law to create a more cooperative environmental regulatory process at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
With Governor Henry McMaster’s signature, a bill aiding and incentivizing the construction of motorsports complexes became law.
The provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick have once again declared the month of July as Automotive Heritage Month.
Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law legislation allowing the issuance of courtesy registration plates to vehicles more than 25 years old.
The tariff war with China is escalating. President Trump directed the U.S. government to impose 25% tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports beginning July 6.