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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 […]

COMPANIES OF ALL SIZES NOW ELIGIBLE FOR TAX RELIEF IN 2008 AND 2009 IN U.S.

Net operating loss (NOL) relief, an IPC 2009 legislative goal, became a reality for electronics companies when the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 (H.R. 3548) was signed into law Friday. The NOL relief provision in the bill expands the NOL refund eligibility to medium- and large-sized companies that were previously excluded from […]

GOOD NEWS: ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY UNAFFECTED AFTER A YEAR OF EFFORTS

A recent Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ruling found that inaccessible electronic components in children’s products will not be subject to the lead limits that were enacted last summer under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). This finding is critical to the electronics industry because electronics manufacturers building children’s products will not need to meet CPSIA lead limits, which are lower than the limits in the European Union Restriction on Hazardous Substances Directive.

In the same ruling, CPSC stated that inaccessible component parts do not have to be tested and certified as to the lead content. This means that electronics manufacturers will not be required to conduct expensive third party testing of inaccessible component parts for lead content.