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IPC Supports Apprenticeships and Jobs

By Julie Desisto, government relations coordinator Given the perennial shortage of skilled talent in many parts of the country, IPC advocates for ambitious public policies to address the skills gap. That’s why IPC supports the Apprenticeship and Jobs Training Act (S. 1352), introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA). In late July, […]

IPC President’s Message – Attend IPC Capitol Hill Day 2013 (An IPC Members-only Event)

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell extends a special invitation to IPC members to join their colleagues on June 19-20 in Washington, D.C., as IPC hosts its Capitol Hill Day.

Canada and EU Take Up Conflict Minerals

As many of you know,  the European Union Commission has been considering the promulgation of a conflict minerals related rule of its own.  These regulations would be in addition to those affecting companies doing business in the U.S. If the EU develops different conflict minerals rules and regulations, the burden on EU companies could be […]

European Union Considers Implementing Conflict Minerals Regulation

The European Union (EU) will begin discussions on whether to develop a conflict minerals-type regulation during a December 5, 2012 internal workshop. DG Trade is leading this effort and has requested input from industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). DG Trade is considering implementing regulations that mimic either the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development […]

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 […]