The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the trade association for motor vehicle and mobility suppliers and parts manufacturers and remanufacturers, while applauding the administration’s continued focus to protect intellectual property, opposes using tariffs to curb intellectual property theft. MEMA believes that retaliatory tariffs could negate the Trump administration’s recent successful work on behalf of American companies, such as tax reform.
According to the association, the tariffs are taxes that hurt U.S. companies, put jobs at risk and negatively impact consumers. In May, MEMA testified before the United States Trade Representative (USTR) against these tariffs. During its testimony, MEMA highlighted