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The FTC is Considering Strengthening Enforcement of “Made in USA”

September 14, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Remember Patriot Puck? It was touted as the “only American Made Hockey Puck,” with marketing materials that included the American flag. Then there’s PiperGear USA, a company that sold thousands military-themed, Made in USA labeled merchandise on military bases directly […]


Regulations

Group at odds with automakers over who controls access to vehicle data

September 3, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Members of the Global Alliance for Vehicle Data Access disagree with the Alliance for Automotive Innovation over who controls access to vehicle data, the group said in an open letter published Wednesday to “all global motor vehicle manufacturers.” The group […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Court denies rehearing on Volkswagen emissions suit

August 25, 2020

Via: Automotive News

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it won’t revisit its June decision that would allow two counties to seek potentially billions in penalties from Volkswagen for violation of their laws prohibiting tampering with emission-control systems. VW plans to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Budget-pressured police departments may trim SUV purchases

August 17, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Police departments are under siege by twin crises: State and local coffers have been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter movement is pressuring officials to target police budgets for cuts. That’s bad news for the automakers […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Inspector general to audit U.S. oversight of auto safety standards

August 11, 2020

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General said on Tuesday it would audit oversight of U.S. vehicle safety standards, noting that more than 36,000 Americans were killed in traffic accidents in 2019. The inspector general’s office said it […]


Process, Quality Control, Regulations

China considers in-car air quality regulations, report says

July 9, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING — China is considering mandatory in-car air quality regulations to protect the health of drivers, in a move that could increase costs for automakers importing vehicles from markets without such rules, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Auto industry may avoid compliance penalties under USMCA for a year

July 1, 2020

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — Automakers and their suppliers may be able to escape penalties for compliance infractions for up to a year under a new North American trade deal that takes effect Wednesday, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said Tuesday. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

China adjusts green regs for gasoline-electric hybrids

June 22, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING — China reclassified gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles on Monday so they get more favorable treatment than gasoline or diesel counterparts under new clean vehicle rules, making it easier for automakers to meet environmental quotas and offer more choice to consumers. […]


Regulations

Musk, Tesla board sued by Detroit pension fund for ‘unrelenting avarice’

June 18, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Tesla Inc. directors, including Elon Musk, awarded themselves massive compensation packages over a three-year period that improperly siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars out of the electric-car maker’s coffers, a Detroit pension fund invested in the company alleges. The directors […]


Regulations

The House is Moving Ahead with Its Big Infrastructure Investment Package

June 17, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

After years of all talk and no action, Congress finally got to work on Wednesday on a $500 billion investment package to rebuild America’s bridges, roads, transit systems, and railways. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a markup of […]