Category Archives: Government Relations

U.S. Commerce Department Seeks Public Comment on Export Restrictions for Emerging Technologies

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a notice seeking public comment on how it should define and identify emerging technologies that are not now controlled for export, but should be due to their national security importance. Representative general categories of emerging technologies on which Commerce seeks comments include: (i) “biotechnology”; […]

U.S. Elections: What Do the Results Mean for You and for IPC?

One of the biggest events to occur in the political and policy world in the last month was, of course, the U.S. midterm elections, in which the Democrats gained almost 40 seats in the House of Representatives while minimizing their losses in the U.S. Senate. The incoming Congress will be younger and more diverse than […]

IPC Working to Inform U.S. Defense Electronics Report

Pursuant to Section 845 of the Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is required to provide an assessment of the defense electronics industrial base to Congress by January 31, 2019. IPC has been the primary champion for this study, which reflects the need for a comprehensive evaluation of […]

IPC Workforce Pledge Draws White House Praise, Points the Way to Jobs of the Future

by John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO It’s not every day one is invited to attend an event at the White House in Washington, D.C. However, last week, I had the opportunity to do just that on behalf of IPC. During that event, White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump praised IPC, among others, for joining […]

Midterm Election Results and What it Means for Our Industry

Join IPC tomorrow, November 9 at 11:30 am (EST) for the “Midterm Election Results and What it Means for Our Industry” webinar. Chris Mitchell, IPC’s Vice President for Global Government Relations, and the political team at Prime Policy Group and PSB Research will provide an analysis of the election results, the policy outlook for the […]

IPC Participates in White House “Our Pledge to America’s Workers” Event

On October 31, IPC announced that it has signed the President’s Pledge to the American Worker and made a commitment to create at least 1 million new training and workforce development opportunities in the electronics industry over the next five years. IPC‘s announcement coincided with an event at the White House with President Trump, White […]

New EU Chemicals Database on Candidate List Substances in Articles by 2021

As part of the European Union’s “circular economy” policy, EU officials want to expand the secondary raw materials market. The potential presence of chemicals of concern in recycled materials is seen as a potential barrier to the development of this market. Therefore, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is working to establish a new database on […]

Consultation on the Interface Between the EU’s Chemical, Product and Waste Legislation

The European Union promotes a “circular economy” with closed-loop production based as much as possible on reparability, reusability and recycling. But in order for more products to be recycled or reused, it is crucial to tackle the challenges at the source, by ensuring that the product design facilitates recycling, and by substituting, whenever feasible, hazardous […]

IPC Hosts Workshop on the Future of the Defense Electronics Industry

On Friday, October 19, more than 40 industry executives participated in a day-long discussion on the defense electronics industrial base in Bannockburn, Illinois. IPC—in partnership with WHMA and ECIA—organized the event to support the ongoing effort by the Department of Defense (DoD) to assess the U.S. defense electronics industrial base. Pursuant to Section 845 of […]

IPC Needs Your Expertise at Defense Industrial Base Workshop on October 19

IPC, in collaboration with WHMA and ECIA, has organized a workshop to support the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in its ongoing assessment of the defense electronics industrial base. DoD is required by law to undertake this assessment and must deliver its report to Congress by January 31. This assessment affords the electronics industry a […]