California HFC bans are in effect

On Jan. 1, the California Cooling Act (CCA), Senate Bill 1013, became law. CCA reinstated the previously vacated U.S. Environmental […]


Continued feedback on steel/aluminum tariffs

NAFEM president writes to WI Senator Ron Johnson; Advocacy Toolkit helps members reach out As Section 232 tariffs on imported […]


Significant backlog of steel/aluminum import tariff exclusion requests

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which is overseeing the exclusion request process for […]


Filing for exclusions from Chinese import tariffs

Now that all three lists of Section 301 Chinese imports subject to tariffs have been finalized, the exclusion process has […]


ENERGY STAR verification pilot update

Work continues to streamline the ENERGY STAR energy-efficiency verification testing by combining it with quarterly product-safety factory auditing. Leveraging the […]


New Prop 65 warning requirements take effect Aug. 30

California Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires companies to inform […]


California issues draft Air Protection Blueprint

CARB, the California Air Resources Board, has issued a draft of its Air Protection Blueprint identifying impacted communities and strategies […]


U.S. Supreme Court asked to review District Court’s decision to vacate EPA SNAP rule

Attorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the U.S. […]


USTR releases product exclusion process for Chinese products subject to Section 301 tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a process to obtain product exclusions from the additional tariffs […]


Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Issue Overview The Trump administration will proceed with tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. […]