The Society of
Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has commended the U.S. House of
Representatives for helping create and preserve thousands of U.S. chemical
manufacturing jobs by passing the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), a key
legislative priority for SOCMA and its members.
The MTB, a compilation of individual duty suspensions bills, reduces production
costs by waiving duties on raw materials imported into the U.S. The legislation
assists chemical manufacturers of all sizes to import production components
that are not available in the U.S.
without absorbing additional costs.
“SOCMA, along with the broader business community, has been advocating for the
swift passage of this bill and welcomes today’s vote in Congress,” said
Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA president and CEO. “The duty suspension
provisions have a direct impact on the bottom line of SOCMA members. The cost savings
achieved by the MTB will allow small and mid-sized batch chemical manufacturers
to maintain competitive operations, invest in new facilities, retrain workers,
and preserve our industry base.”
For more information, visit www.socma.com