The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted exclusion requests for 68 product lines from the “List 3” tariffs on products imported from China and subject to 25% tariffs.
President Trump recently signed into law a bipartisan bill to fund federal government agencies for fiscal year 2020, which included the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act” (SECURE Act), which expands retirement savings programs.
Legislation (S.B. 1712) that requires consumer notification of vehicle warranty for aftermarket and recycled parts was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.
The U.S. and China signed a “phase one” trade deal whereby China will buy more U.S. goods and implement some structural changes to its trade laws.
A version of SEMA-model legislation (A.B. 128) has been introduced in New Jersey to create vehicle registration classifications for street rods and custom vehicles.
Legislation (H.B. 2420) has been introduced in Kansas to allow for the registration and on-road use of surplus military vehicles.
SEMA-model legislation (H.B. 4047) has been introduced by West Virginia Delegate Gary Howell to permit automotive collecting activities on residential property if the vehicles are kept out of ordinary public view.
President Trump has decided not to reimpose 25% tariffs on steel and 10% tariffs on aluminum imported into the United States from Brazil following discussions with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated its rules on what may be excluded when calculating an employee’s regular rate of pay, which then forms the basis for “time and one-half” overtime pay.
Responding to SEMA’s lawsuit to allow production of replica vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued proposed regulations to implement the 2015 Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act.