Tag Archives: IPC members

United States, Mexico and Canada Reach new NAFTA Deal

Late last night, just hours before the Trump Administration’s self-imposed deadline, the United States, Canada and Mexico came to agreement on a new trade accord to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new deal is being referred to as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The leaders of the three countries expect to formally […]

United States, Mexico Set to Unveil Two-way Deal on NAFTA

This is an update to August 21 blog item In North America, the Trump administration prioritized one-on-one talks with Mexico, which produced a “handshake agreement” that was announced by President Trump today, August 27. Canadian negotiators are in Washington, D.C. this week to rejoin the talks, with the hope of reaching a trilateral deal very […]

What’s New in IPC Government Relations

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell and IPC Vice President of Global Government Relations Chris Mitchell talk to PCB Chat host and Circuits Assembly and Printed Circuit Design & Fab Editor-in-Chief Mike Buetow about key government programs and initiatives and why it’s important for members to participate in lobbying efforts. Listen to podcast: https://upmg.podbean.com/e/pcb-chat-episode-12-john-mitchell-and-chris-mitchell/   […]

SEC to Reconsider Conflict Minerals Guidance

On January 31, 2017, Acting Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Michael S. Piwowar released a public statement directing the SEC staff to consider whether their 2014 guidance is still appropriate and whether any additional relief is appropriate.  The guidance was issued by the SEC after the April 2014 D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ finding […]

EU Conflict Minerals Negotiators Reach Agreement

On June 16, the European Union (EU) Commission, Council and Parliament agreed on a framework for conflict minerals legislation. Overall, the legislation will be less burdensome for IPC members and the electronics industry than previously proposed. While the EU Commission had originally proposed a voluntary system, the EU Parliament had voted for mandatory requirements for […]

Conflict Minerals: Negotiations Begin in Europe on Proposed Legislation

Informal negotiations between the EU Council, Commission and Parliament (trialogue) started on the conflict minerals dossier on February 1, 2016. The trialogue is an informal, closed-door process in which the Council and the Parliament try to reach to a compromise on a legislative proposal. Iuliu Winkler, a Romanian centre-right Member of the European Parliament (MEP) […]

IPC Applauds Passage of the 2015 PATH Act

Corporate Tax Reform bill will benefit IPC members U.S. federal tax policy heavily influences all U.S. businesses, including manufacturing. Given the importance of this issue, IPC’s government relations team is very active on matters of U.S. tax policy. With input from our members, and on their behalf, IPC advocates for corporate tax rates and incentives […]

U.S. Administration Releases Fall 2015 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

On November 20, the U.S. Administration released its semiannual regulatory agenda, detailing the rules that federal agencies will make top priorities in the next year. The Fall 2015 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions contains hundreds of rules in the works at agencies across the government, including many that have been in the […]

Four IPC Global Statistical Programs Now Open

IPC’s global statistical programs for the laminate, solder, process consumables and assembly equipment industries are now open to new participants for 2015. The deadline for IPC members to sign up is April 15. Participation is free to IPC member companies as a benefit of membership. The statistical programs give participating IPC members access to global […]

IPC and Members Educate Lawmakers on Capitol Hill

  Earlier this summer, executives from IPC member companies met in Washington, D.C. to speak with key policymakers on critical issues facing the U.S. electronics manufacturing industry.