IPC Government Relations

Supporting the industry by promoting government policies that foster economic growth, job creation, innovation, and international cooperation.

IPC is the leading global advocate for the electronics industry. Together with members, IPC actively engages in global government relations and environmental policy advocacy that are in line with IPC’s mission to further the competitive excellence and financial success of its members and to protect the environment. Whether it’s engaging with policy makers in Washington, D.C., in the European Union or on regulatory commissions in China, IPC and its members proactively seek opportunities to educate, inform and influence policymakers on policies that spur innovation, growth and competition, and in the environmental arena, policies that are scientifically based and provide important protection.

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IPC Research Reveals Impacts of Higher Tariffs

Almost 90 percent of U.S. electronics manufacturers are troubled by the higher tariffs imposed by the United States and China on each other’s imports, and some companies are investing and hiring less as a result. Read the study.

US-Mexico-Canada Agreement Now Up to Canada

The U.S. government gave final approval to the USMCA trade pact in late January. Mexico approved it in December, and Canada is now debating it. Electronics exports are a major portion of North American trade.
Read the IPC study on the issue

New EPA Proposal for “High Priority” Chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to designate 20 chemical substances as High-Priority Substances for upcoming risk evaluations. Read more

Join the IPC Advocacy Team

If you’re an IPC member who is interested in politics and policy, please join our Advocacy Team (the “A Team”). Visit our Advocacy Center to sign up for action alerts and contact your elected reps about key issues.

Latest News

January 16, 2020 - Electronics Manufacturers Applaud U.S. Senate for Passing USMCA with Bipartisan Support

January 15, 2020 - Electronics Manufacturers Welcome US-China Deal, Seek Further Action

December 20, 2019 - Electronics Manufacturers Applaud U.S. House for Passing USMCA with Bipartisan Support

December 19, 2019 - U.S. Congress to Approve Funds for R&D on Lead-Free Electronics in Aerospace, Defense and High-Performance Applications

December 10, 2019 - Electronics Manufacturers Applaud the USMCA Bipartisan Deal Reached by the White House and Congress, Urge All Three Nations to Approve Legislation


Upcoming Events

March 25-26, 2020: IMPACT Washington, D.C.: This is IPC’s signature U.S. advocacy event, providing opportunities for members to educate policy makers on the issues that affect them most. Please learn more and register today!