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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
The President and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), Lawrence D. Sloan, issued the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address.
Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed eight new member companies at the end of 2014, all representing manufacturers, distributors and specialty chemical industry service providers looking to utilize the association’s resources to stay abreast of key issues impacting the industry and grow their businesses. New members were approved by SOCMA’s Board of Governors on December 8, 2014, during SOCMA’s Annual Business Meeting in New York, NY.next ›››