Perspectives on Electric Mobility
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In 2022, rare bipartisan cooperation succeeded in passing much of what Washington had in mind for the electric mobility industry, including billions of dollars in new spending now enshrined in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the “photo-op” of the president test driving Ford’s new electric F-150 in May of 2021 was the burning image that foretold the US policy direction for the electric mobility industry.
In July 2020, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) marked a turning point for North American cross-border trade, creating new rules and opportunities. This has been especially true for participants in the electric vehicle (EV) industry.
Application of US trade laws rely on the proper classification of the imported product. It triggers tariff preference benefits when properly applied, and enforcement scrutiny when not.
Since 2018, the Section 301 “China” tariffs of between 7.5% and 25% have been levied against critical components of the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain sourced from China.
Enacted in August of 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was heralded by many as a landmark climate legislation in the United States. While the IRA’s tax credits for electric vehicles (EV) were among its most anticipated benefits, the tax credits that materialized have unanswered questions.
On January 11, 2023, a dispute settlement panel organized under the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) released its Final Report in regard to a complaint lodged by Mexico and supported by Canada that the US was not applying the correct interpretation of the methodologies.
New CTPAT and CTPAT Trade Compliance Forced Labor Requirements … in Exchange for Tangible Forced Labor Benefits
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently implemented mandatory forced labor requirements to participate in the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) and CTPAT Trade Compliance programs.
On October 18, 2022, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published the long anticipated final rule for the modernization of Customs broker regulations under 19 CFR part 111.
As detailed in our previous alerts, the Section 301 statute (19 USC § 2417), includes a “termination provision” stating that the Section 301 tariffs will terminate after a period of 4 years, unless a representative of the domestic industry submits a written request for their continuation.
The Inflation Reduction Act's EV Tax Credits: Supply Chain Challenges and Bridge Solutions Under US Trade Rules
Passed in August of this year, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was heralded by many as a landmark piece of climate legislation in the United States. The IRA’s tax credits for electric vehicles were among its most anticipated benefits. The direct benefits appear to be slow in emerging.
The US and EU have ramped up their enforcement initiatives to eliminate forced labor in supply chains. Importers, particularly in the fashion, electronics, solar, and automotive industries, should review the updated DOL List of Goods Made with Child Labor or Forced Labor for potential future CBP.
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) implemented the Biden Administration’s newest vehicle-related environmental law intended to curb not only greenhouse gas emissions but also the United States’ reliance on imported oil and fossil fuels.
Biden Uses Defense Production Act to Boost Domestic Mining in Support of Large-Capacity Battery Production
On March 31, President Biden designated the production and processing of materials used in large-capacity batteries as essential to the national defense.
In this installment of the Five Questions, Five Answers podcast, Birgit Matthiesen talks trade policy with Flavio Volpe, the President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers of Canada.
In this installment of the Five Questions, Five Answers podcast, Birgit Matthiesen and Antonio J. Rivera talk with Steve Griffith, Senior Industry Director of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), about what vehicle component manufacturers need to know.
In this installment of the Five Questions, Five Answers podcast, Birgit Matthiesen, Antonio J. Rivera, and James Kim invite Steve Christensen, the executive director of the Responsible Battery Coalition, to discuss how the USMCA impacts the North American battery industry.
On January 13, Canada announced that it would join Mexico in requesting a dispute settlement panel to address a disagreement over the US interpretation of the automotive rules of origin under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This is the latest development in the on-going trilateral dispute.
Around the globe, automakers, parts suppliers, and related industries are making long-term investments in electric vehicles (EV), EV batteries, charging stations, and associated technologies.