Author Archives: Ron Chamrin

IPC Government Relations Manager

Free Money! Are you paying attention?

One month down, 11 to go. Is your company planning to take full advantage of 100% Bonus Depreciation and enhanced Section 179 expensing in 2011? Is your business purchasing equipment and writing off your investment at a faster rate? Are you informing your potential customers that they can use this great incentive to purchase equipment […]

IPC Suggests Congressional Oversight on Three Burdensome Regulations

IPC recently sent a letter to the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding burdensome regulations in need of Congressional oversight. The letter highlighted three regulations that have or will have a significant impact on electronics manufacturers:  the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed modifications to the Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory Update […]

First steps toward implementation of U.S. export control reform announced

On December 9, 2010, President Obama announced proposed changes to the U.S. export control system and requested public comments. The administration’s goal is to streamline the export process, update export controls to account for the global availability of currently regulated items, institute new licensing mechanisms, seek and apply input from manufacturers, and focus limited government […]

IPC Efforts Pay Off – Research and Development Tax Credits and Enhanced Bonus Depreciation Legislation Will Be Enacted in to Law

President Obama is scheduled to sign into the law today the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010,” more commonly known as the “Tax Cuts Bill.” The Act will reinstate and extend important tax benefits assisting electronics companies. IPC worked all year to support these important tax provisions to provide assistance […]

IPC Summit on American Competitiveness Rescheduled

Due to a change in the 2011 legislative Congressional Calendar we are rescheduling Capitol Hill Day and the Summit on American Competitiveness.  Under the new legislative calendar, representatives will spend significantly less time in Washington and more time in their home districts. Please contact Ron Chamrin, IPC manager of government relations, at ronchamrin@ipc.org or +1 […]

Congress’s failure to reinstate the expired research and development tax credit for 2010 will significantly affect electronics companies

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries and over 1,300 other companies and organizations recently sent a letter to all members of Congress urging them to enact legislation seamlessly extending Research and Development (R&D) tax credits through 2010 and for as long as possible. If the lame-duck Congress does not reinstate the expired R&D tax credit […]

Changes to U.S and Indian export controls expected to increase trade of dual-use items

The U.S. and Indian governments announced changes to their countries’ export controls that are expected to affect manufacturers seeking to trade dual-use items, i.e. items that can be used for both commercial and military purposes, between the two countries. Electronics, including certain printed boards and their associated intellectual property (IP) such as chemical formulas, purchase […]

Is your company up-to-date on recent and proposed changes to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)?

The U.S. State Department recently made changes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which govern work with U.S. Munitions List (USML) items that are considered critical to national security. A new exemption to allow the “hand carrying” of ITAR regulated data was announced in the Federal Register on August 27, 2010. This exemption, […]

White House Announces Plan to Enact a Permanent Research and Development Tax Credit

Last week, President Barack Obama announced a detailed plan for economic recovery that includes asking Congress to expand and permanently extend Research and Experimentation tax credits, also known as Research and Development (R&D) tax credits. For many years, IPC has advocated for a permanent R&D tax credit. The R&D tax credit expired on December 31, […]

Changes to U.S. Export Controls are Good News for the Electronics Industry

Today, the White House announced plans to reform the U.S. export control system by updating and modifying export control lists, licensing policies, and export enforcement. U.S. export controls include the laws and regulations managing the sale or transfer of sensitive goods and technology, services, and expertise to non-U.S. citizens. The changes in export controls are […]