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PLASTICS Submits Comments to Department of Commerce on Trade
PLASTICS Submits Comments to Department of Commerce on Trade
An Executive Order signed by President Trump on March 31, 2017, called for a review of all trade agreements in force by several federal departments and agencies.
PLASTICS Makes Push on NAFTA Negotiations
PLASTICS Makes Push on NAFTA Negotiations
Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) staff joined with other pro-trade advocates to support the�North American�Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) last week, with meetings in every�Senate office on January 17 and meetings with key members of the House of ...
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...
PLASTICS Issues Statement on Passage of Regulatory Accountability Act
PLASTICS Issues Statement on Passage of Regulatory Accountability Act
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) applauds the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for passage today of S. 951, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (RAA), a bipartisan measure proposed by Senators Rob Portman (R...
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...
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...