Latest SOCMA News

05/21/15
SOCMA Applauds House Passage of Bill to Make R&D Tax Credit Permanent

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 880, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015, introduced earlier this year by Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX).

04/21/15
SOCMA Signs on to Joint Letter Supporting Quick Action on Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates on Monday joined the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and other trade associations in support of quick action on the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2015, legislation introduced last week in the Senate that would establish a new process by which Congress would consider a Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).

04/16/15
SOCMA Welcomes Senate Introduction of Trade Promotion Authority

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomed introduction of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015)  that will renew and modernize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). This legislation is a crucial step in finalizing ongoing free trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which will open the door to new markets and reduce trade barriers.

04/14/15
SOCMA to Congress: Draft TSCA Modernization Act an Improvement over Status Quo

Washington, D.C. –The discussion draft of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 is “an improvement over the status quo and a promising vehicle for a bipartisan solution” to Toxic Substance Control Act reform, Dr. Beth D. Bosley said this morning during a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.

04/13/15
SOCMA Announces Eighth Annual Washington Fly-In

Washington, DC – With the anticipated introduction of a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill in the House of Representatives and a Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill in the Senate, SOCMA members are gathering in the nation’s capital next week to share their thoughts and concerns on these key issues and others that significantly impact specialty chemical manufacturing.

03/10/15
SOCMA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Senate TSCA Bill

Washington, DC - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates applauds today's bipartisan introduction of the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.”  The bill, which was introduced by U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and David Vitter (R-LA), along with 14 other original co-sponsors, overhauls the nation’s 34-year-old chemical reform laws under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

02/25/15
Specialty Chemical Manufacturers: Government Regulations Are a Significant Barrier to Economic Growth

Washington, DC –  Federal regulations are a significant barrier to economic growth for specialty chemical manufacturers, say respondents in an industrywide business outlook survey of small, medium and large specialty chemical manufacturers.

02/20/15
Agenda for 2015 Global Chemical Regulations Conference Announced

 This year’s Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Exhibition (GlobalChem) will take place March 2-4, at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Md. The annual conference provides industry leaders, regulators and stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about the latest developments around the world for managing the safe use of chemicals.

02/04/15
Industrywide Business Outlook Survey Results to be Analyzed via Webcast

New Orleans, LA  - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) will join UBM in announcing the results of a Business Outlook Survey of the specialty chemical manufacturing industry during a live webcast from Washington, DC, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 12:30 PM (EST). 

01/27/15
SOCMA Issues Statement on Introduction of Duty Process Suspension Act

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) responded to the introduction of the “Duty Suspension Process Act,” sponsored by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) today.  The bill provides changes to the process for submitting duty suspension requests via the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).  William E. Allmond, SOCMA Vice President of Government and Public Relations, issued the following statement.

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