COVID-19 — Member resources available

NAFEM has three tools to help keep members up-to-date on the rapidly changing business impact of COVID-19: NAFEM Members-only Facebook […]


U.S. approves economic stimulus package

The White House and Senate leaders approved a massive stimulus package early Wednesday morning to help jolt the nation’s struggling […]


ENERGY STAR® budget to include user fees

The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 was released in February. It proposes cuts in EPA spending and that some of […]


DOE final Process Rule awaiting publication

Now that the final U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Process Rule has been published in the Federal Register, the agency […]


Manufacturing industry working to clarify “essential businesses” and “critical workers’

As states work to address shelter-in-place mandates, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cyber & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) guidance on the Identification […]


ENERGY STAR Specification updates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regularly updates ENERGY STAR product specifications. Upcoming specification activities include: ENERGY STAR Water Coolers Draft […]


USTR launches comment process for COVID-19-related China 301 tariff modifications

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is accepting Section 301 tariff product exclusion requests for COVID-19 personal protective equipment products and other medical-care […]


NAFEM comments to DOE on setting energy-savings standards

At the same time it issued the updated Process Rule, DOE also issued a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking input on […]


State-by-state ENERGY STAR requirements

The Maine legislature has amended draft LD 1750 to align with NAFEM’s recommendation to introduce commercial foodservice equipment energy-efficiency standards that mirror California Energy […]


USTR Releases 2020 Trade Policy Agenda and 2019 Annual Report

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released the Trump administration’s 2020 Trade Policy Agenda and 2019 Annual […]