Following months of negotiations, President Trump and U.S. House of Representatives Democrats reached agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which will replace the NAFTA accord.
Law & Order
President Trump reimposed 25% tariffs on steel and 10% tariffs on aluminum imported into the United States from Argentina and Brazil on December 2.
SEMA has published two brochures on the regulation of emissions-related specialty auto parts under our nation’s clean air laws.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted exclusion requests for 36 products from the List 3 Chinese imports subject to 25% tariffs.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published eight draft research test procedures to assess the performance of certain types of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Beginning December 1, all motor vehicles 20 years old or older will be exempt from emissions testing in North Carolina.
Legislation (A.B. 5225) has been introduced in New Jersey that would require new car dealers to provide purchasers written notice that it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed, or because someone other than the dealer performed service.
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed legislation that would create and expand wilderness designations in California, Colorado and Washington state.
The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation that would dedicate much-needed funding to address a more than $12 billion maintenance backlog in America’s National Parks.
California Assembly Member Timothy Grayson was introduced as the winner of the Stephen B. McDonald Legislator of the Year award at the 2019 SEMA Show.