President Trump is giving U.S. negotiators six months to reach agreements with the European Union (EU) and Japan before reassessing the imposition of tariffs on imported automobiles and parts.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing to require manufacturers of motor vehicles, tires and child-restraint systems to retain records for 10 years rather than five.
The United States has reached agreement with Canada and Mexico to exempt those countries from tariffs being imposed on imports of steel and aluminum as of May 20.
The United States and China have embarked on a trade war following a breakdown in negotiations.
Legislation (H.B. 31) that would ease the process for registering a street rod in Delaware passed the legislature and now moves to Governor John Carney for approval.
Maine Governor Janet Mills signed into law legislation (S.P. 86/L.D. 274) to allow the sale of ethanol-free gasoline statewide.
Several bills introduced in Iowa in 2019 failed to pass both chambers of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.
Legislation (H.B. 263/S.B. 283) to allow antique vehicles to be driven up to 5,000 miles per year for general transportation failed to pass before the Tennessee legislature adjourned for 2019.
President Trump announced that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products would increase from 10% to 25% on May 10, unless there was significant progress toward reaching a U.S./China trade accord.
Legislation (H.B. 323) to allow for the titling and registration of former military vehicles passed the Hawaii legislature and now goes to Governor David Ige for enactment into law.