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Posted on: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 9:13am

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Posted on: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 9:07am

The group includes SEMA and represents the broad scope of the auto industry, from automakers and dealers to parts manufacturers, distributors, retailers and service providers.

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 7:34am

Earlier this week, Rick Podliska, senior policy adviser to Rep. Posey, and Kyra Thomas, executive assistant, sat down with Eddy Dunn, owner of Truck City Accessories, at the company’s Melbourne, Florida, showroom.

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 7:32am

SEMA has helped to develop a 10-year program to restore the salt flats to ensure that speed records continue to be made at Bonneville by future generations.

Posted on: Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 7:52am

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:49am

The Trump Administration has finalized a second list of Chinese products worth $16 billion that will be subject to 25% tariffs beginning August 23.

Posted on: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:35am

President Donald Trump signed the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” (H.R. 2353) into law.

Posted on: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:27am

This third list would be in addition to 25% tariffs on $50 billion worth of products that are already authorized.

Posted on: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:06am

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

EPAIf you manufacture emissions-related aftermarket parts for highway vehicles, those parts will likely need to be tested to confirm that vehicles still meet applicable clean-air standards after the parts have been installed. Here is what you need to know:

Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:41pm

MarylandMaryland—Off-Highway Vehicles: Governor Larry Hogan signed into law a bill to establish an off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail fund to maintain and construct OHV trails on land that is owned or leased by the Department of Natural Resources. There was no specific fund related to OHV trails previously.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:25pm

Prop 65Proposition 65 is a California law that gives consumers and their attorneys the ability to sue businesses that do not include warning labels on products containing chemicals associated with cancer and birth defects. If you are already familiar with the labeling requirements of Prop. 65, you know that it can be difficult to comply with the law and that compliance can be costly. It’s about to become worse. Products manufactured after August 30, 2018, will be subjected to updated regulations with more onerous labeling requirements. This article outlines what you need to know about the new requirements.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:06pm

PoliticsPresidential elections get all the attention. Frankly, that’s understandable. Between the primaries and the general election, the race for president boils down to a years-long national popularity contest featuring some of the biggest personalities on the planet. Eventually, two candidates emerge and partake in an all-out sprint to the finish. They flood the airwaves, dominate the news and even send their proxies to your front door, all to win your affection and, they hope, your vote. However, that’s only half the story. Midterm elections take place in even years when there are no candidates vying to be the next leader of the free world. While those races don’t receive nearly the same amount of attention, they are just as important.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:13am

Mike SpagnolaU.S. Representative Norma Torres (D-CA) knows a thing or two about cars and the importance of manufacturing. When given the opportunity, she’ll proudly mention that she enjoys driving a ’66 Ford Mustang that her husband Louis restored. With that in mind, it was only a matter of time before she made her way to the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:21am

Washington RallyMore than 110 representatives from SEMA gathered in the nation’s capital to participate in SEMA’s 2018 Washington Rally. Industry leaders stormed the halls of Congress to remind lawmakers of the cultural and economic importance of motorsports and the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:05am

RPM ActSome 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.

Posted on: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:32pm

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.

Posted on: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:44am

The RPM Act needs your support.

Posted on: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:02am

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.

Posted on: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:45am

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.

Posted on: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:47am

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law to create a more cooperative environmental regulatory process at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Posted on: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:44am

With Governor Henry McMaster’s signature, a bill aiding and incentivizing the construction of motorsports complexes became law.

Posted on: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:37am

The provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick have once again declared the month of July as Automotive Heritage Month.

Posted on: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:33am

Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law legislation allowing the issuance of courtesy registration plates to vehicles more than 25 years old.

Posted on: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:26am

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.

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