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NACD Applauds Senate Introduction of DRIVE Safe Act
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement regarding the Senate introduction of the Develop Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE) Safe Act (S. 3352).
Chem One Ltd Wins NACD’s 2018 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award
NACD today announced Chem One Ltd as the winner of the 2018 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award. The award is given to a company that demonstrates a sustained and rigorous commitment to NACD Responsible Distribution®, the association’s third-party-verified environmental, health, safety, and security program. The award was presented at NACD’s annual ChemEdge conference and trade show, the premier operations and management event for the chemical distribution industry.
NACD ChemEdge Conference and Trade Show Comes to New Orleans
Nearly 420 chemical distributors from across the country are gathering in New Orleans this week for ChemEdge, the leading chemical distribution operations and management conference in the United States hosted annually by NACD. Attendees will participate in three days of in-depth education and insight into important regulatory, operational, and management issues, as well as best practices in the chemical distribution industry.
NACD Applauds Senate Passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
NACD President Eric R. Byer praised the U.S. Senate for unanimously passing the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018, which would provide tariff relief on more than 1,600 imported products unavailable domestically in the United States. The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the bill last January.
NACD Submits Comments Regarding Proposed Tariffs on Imported Chinese Goods
On July 23, NACD submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recommending that the agency remove a number of product categories from proposed Section 301 tariffs on goods imported from China.
NACD Statement on EPA Administrator Pruitt's Resignation
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued this statement following the resignation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
NACD’s Schofer, Glaser Earn Association Executive Credential
NACD announced that the association’s Chief Operating Officer Lucinda Schofer and Vice President of Membership and Education Matt Glaser have earned the American Society of Association Executive’s (ASAE) Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation, the highest professional credential in the association industry.
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.

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