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Congress Suspends Medical Device Tax for Two More Years
Congress Suspends Medical Device Tax for Two More Years
Manufacturers of medical devices received a surprise in the short-term continuing resolution (CR) Congress enacted to end the government shutdown last month. The bill included a two-year moratorium on the 2.3-percent tax on the sale of medical devices,...
Industry Input Requested in Duty Relief Petition
Industry Input Requested in Duty Relief Petition
The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (the Act) has established a new process for the submission and consideration of petitions for temporary duty suspensions and reductions.�Under the Act, Congress has tasked the U.S. International Tr...
Comment Periods Closing for EPA Rules on Chemical Prioritization, Risk Evaluation and TSCA Invent...
Comment Periods Closing for EPA Rules on Chemical Prioritization, Risk Evaluation and TSCA Invent...
As previously reported, EPA has proposed three framework rules under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); comments are due March 14 and 20:
Michigan PLASTICS Members Open Plants to Congressmen
Michigan PLASTICS Members Open Plants to Congressmen
Taking advantage of the August recess to visit businesses in their districts, U.S. Representatives from Michigan Mike Bishop (R-Rochester) and Dan Kildee (D-Flint Township) toured PLASTICS member companies to get first-hand looks at the manufacturing p...
Chinese Government Adds Plastic Industrial Scraps to Import Ban
Chinese Government Adds Plastic Industrial Scraps to Import Ban
Industrial waste plastics have been added to the list of solid waste imports banned by the Chinese government. This ban will take effect on December 31, 2018.
PERCspective: Latest Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Provide Clues for Plastics
PERCspective: Latest Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Provide Clues for Plastics
Industrial production increased 0.2 percent in July�a 2.2 percent increase from July last year, according to the latest report from the Federal Reserve. The manufacturing output of plastics products actually edged down 0.8 percent when compared to June...