Latest Issues and Advocacy News

  1. SOCMA Applauds Signing of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill into Law

    ARLINGTON, VA - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) applauds Congress and the Administration for reinstating the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018 on Thursday, September 13. The House of Representatives agreed in a voice vote on September 4 to Senate amendments made to the act last month, sending the legislation to the President for signature. 
  2. USTR's New List of China Tariffs Includes Chemicals

    U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer recently announced plans to levy 25 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports, also known as List 3. The new tariff proposals would add to the $34 billion in tariffs currently in effect, as well as List 2 worth $16 billion (if implemented)...
  3. SOCMA Members Weigh in on Issues Critical to Industry During Annual Fly-In

    Members of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, June 6, to communicate the positive impact their businesses have on their communities and share concerns about issues critical to the industry as part of the association’s annual Specialty Chemical Industry Fly-In...
  4. SOCMA Engages with USTR- Chemical Intermediates Delisted from Section 301 China Tariff List 1

    On June 15, President Trump issued a statement that the United States will implement a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods that contain industrially significant technology...
  5. SOCMA Advocates for Implementation of a Fair, Efficient and Effective TSCA User Fees Program

    SOCMA today issued the following statement, as well as extensive public comments, in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed rule for User Fees for the administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA):
  6. SOCMA Members to Promote the Specialty Chemical Industry with Lawmakers, Regulators

    ARLINGTON, VA – Members of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates(SOCMA) will visit Capitol Hill on June 5-6 for the Specialty Chemical Industry Fly-in, where they will share key insights about the industry and how government policies impact their ability to remain competitive and positively influence the U.S. economy.
  7. SOCMA Urges Passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

    On April 17, Senate Republican and Democratic leadership 'hotlined' an amended version of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 4318) 402-0 on January 16...
  8. SOCMA: Proposed China Tariffs to Impact Specialty Chemical Industry

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today responded to an announcement by China that it plans to impose tariffs on billions of dollars in U.S. exports, including chemicals, in retaliation to the recent proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese aluminum, steel and other products. Jennifer Abril, SOCMA President and CEO, issued the following statement:
  9. President Requests Extension to Trade Promotion Authority

    President Trump formally requested that Congress extend Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), aka "Fast Track," on March 20. TPA, last renewed in 2015, expires July 1. Thus, if neither chamber passes an extension disapproval resolution by June 30, TPA will extend three years and apply to agreements entered into before July 1, 2021...
  10. How Will TSCA User Fees Impact Your Company?

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its proposed TSCA Fees rule, which may impact companies in the PERFORMANCE and AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS SECTORS. 
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