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Category: Regulations


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 […]


Logistics, Process, Regulations

U.S. safety board wants to strengthen air transport rules for prototype lithium batteries

June 8, 2020

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Monday urged strengthening air cargo shipping requirements for prototype and low-production lithium-ion batteries after a 2016 FedEx delivery truck fire in Canada. NTSB official Robert J. Hall said existing […]


Regulations

Senators Call for Reshoring of Manufacturing During “Crisis Brings Consensus” Event

May 22, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle agree: The coronavirus crisis proves it is time to get to work and bring America’s critical manufacturing home. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) joined Democratic Sens. Tammy […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Trump’s visit to Ford plant could be fraught with tension

May 21, 2020

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — When Donald Trump tours Ford Motor Co.’s ventilator production operation Thursday, there are more than a few ways the visit could get awkward. Will he adhere to the automaker’s requirement that everyone wear a mask at its facilities […]


Regulations

Senate Democrats call for Trump administration to unveil details of TSMC plant deal

May 20, 2020

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to answer “serious questions” about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd’s plans to build a U.S.-based $12 billion plant, flagging national security concerns and potentially undisclosed subsidies. TSMC, the world’s […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

Trump signs deal with company in effort shift drug manufacturing to U.S.: New York Times

May 19, 2020

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – The United States will announce on Tuesday that it has signed a $354 million contract with a company to make generic medicines and pharmaceutical ingredients in the country needed to treat COVID-19, the New York Times reported late […]


Regulations

US blocks chip sales to Huawei

May 15, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

This would include any IC designed by US EDA or fabbed on US-made manufacturing equipment. Huawei has continued to use US EDA to design circuits says the DoC, despite being placed on a US economic blacklist in May 2019. The […]