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North American Plastics Industry Stands Together in Support of NAFTA Modernization
North American Plastics Industry Stands Together in Support of NAFTA Modernization
After a summit that convened the leadership of North America�s three leading plastics industry trade groups�Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and�Asociaci�n�Nacional�de�Industrias del�Pl�stico�A.C.�...
EPA Invites PLASTICS to Meet and Weigh in on Regulatory Reform
EPA Invites PLASTICS to Meet and Weigh in on Regulatory Reform
On April 5, Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) president and CEO William R. Carteaux met for hours at the request of senior officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking to understand the impact of federal environmental regulatio...
PLASTICS to Submit Comments on NAFTA Renegotiation, Requests Member Input
PLASTICS to Submit Comments on NAFTA Renegotiation, Requests Member Input
The Trump Administration has formally notified Congress of its intention to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada. Letters from United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer were sent to Senate...
Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Made Permanent, U.S. Allies Retaliate
Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Made Permanent, U.S. Allies Retaliate
After more than a two-month suspension where the countries negotiated for permanent exemptions, the Trump Administration ultimately decided to move forward with its plan to place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports originating from its strongest trad...
February Producer Prices Show Strong Economic Fundamentals
February Producer Prices Show Strong Economic Fundamentals
February�s headline producer price index (PPI), which measures the change in prices at the wholesale or producer level, increased 0.2 percent in February according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report. Core PPI, however, advanced highe...
Ways and Means Committee Member Visits Steinwall Inc.
Ways and Means Committee Member Visits Steinwall Inc.
Representative Erik Paulsen (R-MN-3) visited PLASTICS member Steinwall Inc., a custom thermoplastic injection molder, in Coon Rapids, Minnesota on March 13. Rep. Paulsen is serving in his fifth term in Congress and sits on the House Ways and Means Comm...