Auto Care Association CEO Urges Trump Administration to Keep U.S.-Mexico Border Open for Trade
The Auto Care Association has released a statement from President and CEO Bill Hanvey in response to U.S. President Trump’s threat to close the Mexico-U.S. border.
Trump Administration to Roll Back Obama-Era CAFE Standards
On Aug. 2, the Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced a joint proposal to update the national automobile fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas standards.
Analysis: State-by-State Impact of Tariffs
The U.S Chamber of Commerce has analyzed the individual state impact of new retaliatory tariffs from countries impacted by the Trump administration’s new tariffs.
MEMA Responds to Announcement of 301 Tariffs on China
MEMA says it applauds the Trump administration’s continued focus to protect intellectual property. However, it says it also opposes using tariffs to curb intellectual property theft.
Analysis: Trump’s Proposed Auto Tariffs Would Reduce U.S. Auto Jobs
A new analysis by the Peterson Institute for International Economics concluded that if Trump raises U.S. duties to 25 percent on all automobiles and auto parts, there could be a loss of 195,000 U.S. auto industry jobs in a one- to three-year period.
Trump Administration Launches Investigation into Auto Imports
President Trump has instructed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to initiate a Section 232 investigation to determine if the imports into the U.S. of automobiles, including SUVs, vans and light trucks, and automotive parts, threaten to impair national security.
Auto Care Association Joins Over 100 Trade Groups Addressing Concerns to Congress on China Tariffs
In the letter addressed to the chair and ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, the trade groups stated their agreement that China’s “ongoing intellectual property rights violations, forced technology transfers and state intervention harm U.S. companies, workers, consumers and our competitiveness.”
Auto Care Association Pens Letter Urging White House to Reconsider Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
“Based on the fact that there are few parts necessary for the upkeep of a vehicle that do not contain significant amounts of steel and aluminum, this action will have a significant negative impact throughout the supply chain, including many small medium and small businesses and their employees that comprise the auto care industry,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association.
President Trump Signs Order to Expand Apprenticeships
President Trump signed an executive order aiming to make it easier for companies, trade associations and unions to develop federally recognized apprenticeship programs.
Federal Lawmakers Urge Trump to Boost Funding for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Reps. Fred Upton and Debbie Dingell recently called on the Trump administration to prioritize the development and testing of connected and self-driving vehicles in the president’s proposed budget for 2018.