"NACD provides us with the tools we need to effectively advocate our industry’s positions in Washington, DC. We need to stay involved and stay informed if we want to impact the legislative and regulatory process."
— Mathew A. Brainerd, Brainerd Chemical Co., Inc.
NACD works to educate our members and the public on current policy and promoting informed legislation for the betterment of the chemical distribution industry and society. Click the topics below to view position papers and letters from NACD on the critical policy issues of our industry.
NACD helped shepherd through Congress a four-year authorization of the CFATS program that brings stability to both industry and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
CFATS Program Reauthorization
NACD supports the safe and responsible use of drones in a manner that mitigates the risks they can pose to the safety and security of chemical facilities.
NACD supports legislation that serves to promote greater freight rail competition and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Surface Transportation Board (STB)
Section 301 China Tariffs
NACD supports legislation to renew the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program which expired on December 31, 2017.
NACD supports reforming the regulatory process to reduce unnecessary burdens, to ensure the benefits of regulations are worth the costs, and to simplify the process for the regulated community.
NACD supports comprehensive tax reform that protects and enhances the role of small businesses in our nation’s economy.
NACD supports efforts to ensure that port disruptions resulting from labor contract negotiations do not negatively impact the chemical distributors industry and the U.S. economy as a whole.
NACD supports efforts to ensure the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is improved in a way that recognizes the unique role of chemical distributors in the chemical supply chain.