• Drawback Simplification Snapshot

    Guest blog from Dave Corn, Vice-President, Comstock and Holt

    After 12 years of work to modify the statute for drawback under Title 19 U.S.C. 1313, the conference report for drawback simplification passed through the Senate on 2/11/2016 as part of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA)...
  • CFATS: What You Need to Know About Re-Tiering

    The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program has begun implementation of the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0 and the enhanced tiering methodology.
  • The Red Herring of Fake News

    It’s been nearly two centuries since we first learned about the Vespertilio-homo: the bat-like humanoids that live on the moon.
  • Women Leaders Storm the Hill

    I recently joined a group of strong female leaders in government relations on Capitol Hill. Women in Government Relations (WGR) is an association of more than 1,200 professionals who share the common belief that women can benefit from an association built on the ideals of empowering other women.
  • Changing International Landscape

    The New Administration has been busy these last two months, meeting with heads of state, issuing more than 20 executive orders, and getting ready for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). However, several meetings that could have direct impact on trade relationships and SOCMA member companies have occurred.
  • Tips for a Successful Fly-In on Capitol Hill

    Thanks to help from you, our SOCMA members, specialty chemical manufacturers saw some big legislative wins in 2016. But our work on Capitol Hill is far from done. Many of you are currently preparing for the trip to Washington, D.C., for SOCMA’s 10th Annual Washington Fly-In, where you will share issues important to your business and our innovative sector. The Fly-In, set for April 25-26, is a unique opportunity for you to engage with lawmakers and share your stories in face-to-face meeting with members of Congress...  
  • Contract Manufacturing – How the ChemStewards Portal can help your Company Succeed

    ChemStewards® is always looking for ways to help members with their bottom line. For many members, customer audits by companies like BASF and DuPont happen often. With lean organizational structures ChemStewards members cannot always conduct frequent and efficient audits. To assist our members in the supply chain management process, the Company Repository of the ChemStewards Portal will help companies save time and money.
  • SOCMA Supports EPA's Delay of RMP Rule

    Monday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt delayed implementation of the Risk Management Plan (RMP) until June 19, 2017.
  • TSCA, International Regulations and Contract Manufacturing Focus of Special SME Track at GlobalChem

    With the groundbreaking passage of bipartisan Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform last year, implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) was a key topic of interest at the 2017 Global Chemical Regulations Conference (GlobalChem), held February 22-24, at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C. There was also no shortage of interest about emerging international regulations, especially with the approaching 2018 REACh registration deadline.

  • Administration Releases President’s 2017 Trade Agenda

    The President’s 2017 Trade Policy Agenda was released on March 1, even though the United States Trade Representative (USTR), who has the primary responsibility for developing U.S. trade policy, has not yet been confirmed.
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