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Statement from NACD President Eric Byer on Generalized System of Preferences Public Hearing
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Subcommittee on the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) held a public hearing on its review of the eligibility of several countries, including India, Indonesia and Thailand, for benefits under the GSP program. Expressing concern about the impact of the removal of GSP benefits from these countries, NACD President Eric R. Byer made the following statement.
 
NACD Staff, Members Participate in Congressional CFATS Roundtables
NACD staff and representatives from NACD member companies Columbus Chemical Industries and Brown Chemical Co., Inc. participated in meetings on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of securing the multi-year reauthorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program that regulates high-risk chemical facilities to ensure they have security measures in place to thwart bad actors.
 
NACD Welcomes Letter Urging CFATS Renewal
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement regarding a recently distributed “dear colleague” letter in the U.S. House of Representatives urging the multi-year reauthorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
 
NACD Praises CSB Chairperson Sutherland for Her Vision, Passion and Service
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement regarding the announcement of U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland’s resignation.
 
NACD Welcomes New Proposed Rule on RMP
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new proposed rule on its Risk Management Plan (RMP) program.
 
NACD Lauds ACC President Cal Dooley for His Years of Leadership and Service
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement regarding the announcement of American Chemistry Council (ACC) President Cal Dooley’s retirement.
 
Chemical Distributors Advocate for Rail Reform and Counterterrorism Security Standards
Nearly 90 NACD members are heading to Capitol Hill to urge Congressional representatives and regulatory officials to support antiterrorism programs that keep our nation secure and to implement reforms that will help countless American businesses who rely on freight rail to remain competitive in today’s business world.
 
EPA Data Shows Chemical Distributors Had Lowest Average Emissions in 2016
According to an analysis by the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) of recently-released U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data for the year 2016, the chemical distribution industry had the lowest average emissions per facility of any reporting industry.
 
NACD Applauds Illinois Resolution Recognizing NACD Responsible Distribution®
NACD welcomed the approval of Illinois House Resolution 908 sponsored by Representatives Keith Wheeler (R-District 50), David Olsen (R-District 81), John Connor (D-District 85), and Natalie Manley (D-District 98). The bill recognizes the benefits of NACD Responsible Distribution®, the association’s mandatory third-party-verified environmental, health, safety and security program.
 

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June 20, 2018
Plant status: China's Datang Duolun delays restart of Inner Mongolia PP units
Name: Datang International Duolun Coal Chemical Location: Inner Mongolia, China Product: Polypropylene (PP) Capacity (tonnes/year): 250,000 (No...
June 20, 2018
S Korea’s May PET exports rise 2.34% month on month - KITA
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s May exports of polyethylene terepthalate (PET) rose month on month, according to the latest data from the Korea...
June 20, 2018
Plant status: Japan's JXTG resumes normal ops at 540,000 t/yr cracker
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Here is a plant status report: Name: JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Location: Kawasaki, Japan Product: Ethylene Capacity...
June 20, 2018
Plant status: Japan's JXTG restarts 460,000 tonne/year cracker
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Here is a plant status report: Name: JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Location: Kawasaki, Japan Product: Ethylene Capacity...

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