President Trump could impose the tariffs if current trade negotiations between the United States and China are unsuccessful.
The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed legislation to create a commission that would recommend ways to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Route 66, which was commissioned in 1926 as the first all-paved U.S. highway.
Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 12.
On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court issued its South Dakota v. Wayfair decision allowing states to require sales-tax collection based on a company’s volume of sales. One year later, most states are pursuing this option.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will accept exclusion requests for “List 3” products imported from China, beginning June 30 and ending September 30, 2019.
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation that would dedicate much-needed funding to address the more than $16 billion maintenance backlog on America’s public lands.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has concluded that it is technologically possible to provide tire identification number (TIN) data in an electronic format for all tires. The findings are included in a Congressional study required under the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The electronically readable data would be a marking or tag within or on the tire sidewall. The TIN could then be captured and transmitted electronically using a handheld scanning tool.
A major milestone was achieved when the state of Utah appropriated $5 million in its fiscal year 2019–2020 budget to help save the Bonneville Salt Flats. SEMA applauds the Utah state government for allocating funding to create a 10-year “Restore Bonneville” program that will dramatically increase the amount of salt being pumped onto the flats in an effort to restore the historic racing venue.
Utah lawmakers have appropriated $5 million toward a program to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats, contingent upon securing federal funds. The money and funds will be used to create a 10-year, $50-million program to dramatically increase the amount of salt pumped onto Bonneville. The bulk of the monies will come from the federal government, with contributions as well from the motorsports community. Beginning in the ’60s, the salt crust diminished due to historic and current potash mining activities under existing leases from the Bureau of Land Management.
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) issued a proposed rule that would allow countervailing duties to be imposed on countries that undervalue their currency relative to the U.S. dollar.