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The United States, Mexico and Canada announced the final step in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) November 30, when President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexican President Pena Nieto signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Buenos Aires. Details are outlined in a Presidential Fact Sheet.

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The competition recognizes individuals for creative, specific and innovative approaches that led to significant, measurable energy savings at their manufacturing facilities.

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CalOSHA revised its proposed legislation to prevent indoor heat-related illnesses by regulating the temperature in indoor places of employment.

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The Nov. 6 midterm elections saw changes at both the federal and state levels:

  • Republicans maintained control of the Senate and welcomes seven new members;
  • Democrats retook the House majority with at least 80 new members;
  • Republicans continue to dominate state gubernatorial races and state legislatures, although Democrats won in numerous states.

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This investigation is focused on small- and medium-sized businesses and supports the current agenda of The United States-United Kingdom Trade and Investment Working Group, which is assessing ways to strengthen trade and investment ties and provide commercial continuity for U.S. and U.K. businesses as the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union.

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NAFEM members have raised questions regarding the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) plans to enforce EPA’s original SNAP 20 & 21 rules, beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently provided an update on its plans to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in part, by prohibiting refrigerants with a high Global Warming Potential (GWP) in stationary refrigeration systems.

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Recently, OEHHA changed the language of the required Prop 65 warning labels. These changes took effect on August 30, 2018. At the same time, OEHHA clarified that manufacturers have the primary responsibility for providing Prop 65 warnings, although fines can be levied all along the supply chain, from manufacturers to distributors to commercial kitchens.

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In October, more than 150 members of Congress wrote Lighthizer urging him to establish a process that allows U.S. companies to request an exclusion from List 3, consistent from those created for Lists 1 and 2. The exclusion process for List 1 ended Oct. 9. Exclusion requests for items on List 2 are due by Dec. 18.

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