Highlights of NAFA’s June 2019 Legislative Update

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Release date: 6/3/2019

Highlights of NAFA’s June 2019 Legislative Update

  • Repeal of the federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks
  • European and Japanese Auto Imports: President Trump announced his decision to delay tariffs on automobiles and auto parts imported from Europe and Japan for six months on May 17, 2019.
  • Imports from China: On May 10, 2019, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced an increase of duties to 25% from 10% on approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
  • Canada has joined the Drive to Zero Pledge: The Minister of Environment signed Canada on to the Drive Zero Pledge, an international initiative aimed at increasing the number of zero- and low-emission vehicles in the medium- and heavy-duty transportation sector.
  • Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Lifted: On Friday, May 17, the United States officially lifted the steel and aluminum tariffs it imposed on Canada and Mexico. Canada has, in turn, lifted its countermeasure tariffs on selected American goods.

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