Latest SOCMA News

06/29/15
ChemStewards Celebrates 10 years of EHS&S Excellence

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates is pleased to announce ChemStewards®, its flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) program, is celebrating 10 years of excellence in meeting the needs of small and medium-sized specialty chemical manufacturers.

06/24/15
SOCMA Hails Bipartisan Senate Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today seized an opportunity to promote U.S. growth and jobs in a global economy by passing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) praises the effort of Senate leaders who understand just how important this legislation is when negotiating free trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

06/23/15
SOCMA Welcomes House Passage of TSCA Reform Bill

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomes passage of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576) by the U.S. House of Representatives – a historic milestone in the effort to reform the nation’s chemical control law on two levels.

06/18/15
SOCMA Applauds House Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomes passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) by the U.S. House of Representatives.

06/15/15
BPTF Seeks Changes in Performance Goals, Fee Payment Schedule in GDUFA Renegotiations

WASHINGTON,  D.C. – The Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force (BPTF), an affiliate of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, today asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider several changes to performance goals and the fee payment schedule prior to reauthorization of the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA). BPTF made its requests during a public meeting in White Oak, MD.

06/03/15
SOCMA Hails House Committee’s Effort to Move TSCA Reform Forward

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today applauds the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for its continued bipartisan effort in moving forward the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H. 2576), the most credible legislative effort to reform the nation’s chemical control laws since the Toxic Substances Control Act was enacted in 1976.

05/27/15
BPSA’s 5th Annual Summit to Provide ‘2020 Vision’ for Single-Use Technologies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) is pleased to announce the 5th Annual International Single-Use Summit (ISUS 2015) will be held July 13-15, 2015, in Washington, D.C., with a primary focus on the promises and hurdles impacting the single-use-adoption growth curve.

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.

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