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.
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.
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"I came in 100 percent cold and increased my knowledge 100 percent." After a successful series of events in Cleveland, OH and Fort Mill, SC the Compliance & Stewardship team is gearing up to launch the updated Chemical Operations Training Tool.
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).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program began implementation of the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0 and the enhanced tiering methodology nearly one year ago.
SOCMA’s 14th Annual SOCMA Golf Tournament and Dinner is turning out to be one of the best ever, and if you have not yet signed up, I encourage you to do it now!
BPTF Hosts Annual Spring Meeting to Discuss Issues Impacting Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Manufacturers
The Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force (BPTF) hosted its annual Spring Meeting here at the Society for Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) headquarters to discuss key issues and challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry and hear from industry experts.
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.