Categories for Policy


Comments: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute

Thank you for the opportunity to comment regarding the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) review of action being taken in the Section 301 investigation involving the enforcement of U.S. World Trade Organization (WTO) rights in the Large Civil Aircraft dispute.

January 13, 2020

Comments: CSB Accidental Release Reporting

SOCMA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s proposed accidental release reporting rule.

January 13, 2020

Comments: New Chemicals Hearing

SOCMA acknowledges and is grateful for EPA’s ongoing work to resolve the backlog of new chemical notices, to streamline the review process for submissions, and to adopt more realistic assumptions about workplace protections. However, we continue to hear from our members that the current program still lacks predictability and transparency.

December 10, 2019

SOCMA Welcomes EPA’s Final Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) commends the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its completion of the Risk Management Plan (RMP) reconsideration rulemaking that was released earlier today.

November 21, 2019

Sustained Engagement is Key for USMCA Passage

The state of play has reached a critical juncture in U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) negotiations (USMCA being the trade agreement that is set to replace NAFTA) as House Democrats continue to work through the thorniest outstanding issues, such as the pact’s labor standards and enforcement mechanism, with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

November 13, 2019



China Tariffs and Impacts to the Chemical-Pharmaceutical Industry

Rigid purity and performance demands, costly infrastructure and expertise and economic and global trends often result in a lack of suppliers outside China. And, in the event that alternate sources exist, supplier(s) often lack adequate volume to make up for shortfalls from China and so SOCMA members are placed on insufficient allocation and face price increases that results in the loss of market share to foreign competitors not subject to such taxes on inputs needed to formulate products.

October 17, 2019