Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) has published the 2019 edition of its TSCA manual, TSCA Compliance: A Company Guide, to serve as an industry resource for companies looking to develop and implement a site-specific TSCA compliance program.
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SOCMA: Increase in China Tariffs to Place Disproportionate Burden on Specialty Chemical Manufacturers
Arlington, VA – The Trump Administration’s decision to raise tariff rates from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion in Chinese imports will disproportionately burden specialty chemical manufacturers, according to a statement released today by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA).
ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) today testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to emphasize the benefits of Miscellaneous Tariff Bills (MTB) and advocate for permanent duty suspensions and reductions.
EPA has published a Federal Register Notice stating that it is extending the review periods for all TSCA Section 5 PMNs, SNUNs, MCANs, and exemption notices that were submitted to the Agency under TSCA section 5 before December 29, 2018 and for which the review period of those notices had not yet expired as of that date. This extension impacts 581 new chemical notifications.
ARLINGTON, VA – In a major win for the specialty and fine chemical industry, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) hails the bipartisan passage of legislation in both the House and Senate to reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
With the U.S. government shutdown moving into its third week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signaled it anticipates delays related to its responsibilities under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
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.
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)...
Since its inception eleven years ago, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program has been working with high-risk chemical facilities to reduce the risk of release, theft, diversion or sabotage of their chemical holdings.
Members of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on 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.