Tag Archives: Government Relations

IMPACT 2014: IPC on Capitol Hill

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, extends a special invitation to IPC member-company executives to attend IMPACT 2014: IPC on Capitol Hill, June 10–11 in Washington, D.C.

Brent Grazman, Vice President for Quality at Viasystems to Testify on Capitol Hill

Tomorrow, February 4, at 10:00 am ET, Brent Grazman, Vice President for Quality at Viasystems will be testifying on behalf of IPC before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy regarding the efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). To see him testify, visit http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/testing-chemicals-and-reporting-and-retention-information-under-tsca-sections-4-and-8. This is a great […]

GAO Issues Mixed Report on Dodd-Frank Effectiveness

On July 18, 2013, the U.S. Government and Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report to Congressional Committees, “SEC CONFLICT MINERALS RULE — Information on Responsible Sourcing and Companies Affected.” Under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act), the GAO was required to report, beginning in 2012 and annually thereafter, […]

“Flying In” to New Heights of Awareness – Comments from IPC President John Mitchell

In late July, I took part in my first IPC “Fly-in” to Washington, D.C. The IPC Government Relations Committee supported this event to help clarify and reform ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) controls for PCBs. It was enlightening to learn that many individuals do not understand that a printed board is unique to the […]

Change and Constancy

September 1 IPC Review Editorial by IPC President Denny McGuirk By now, you may have heard the news that I am leaving IPC. My last day will be November 1. On one hand, I will remain part of our industry as I am leaving to become president of SEMI. On the other, I will be […]

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 […]

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 […]