Government Relations Webinars

June 29, 2018: U.S. Trade Policy and Your Business

As you’ve seen in the news, President Trump has established an aggressive trade agenda, with significant developments occurring almost daily. Many of these developments will impact the electronics industry. For example, an additional 25 percent tariff on more than 800 Chinese products is scheduled to go into effect on July 6. Those tariffs disproportionately target the electronics supply chain. Likewise, new duties and countervailing duties on aluminum will also increase costs for U.S. manufacturers, including the U.S. printed circuit board industry. The IPC Government Relations team is monitoring these developments and weighing in with policy makers. 

Free to members, this informational webinar is designed to help you make sense of the dizzying pace of trade developments and the impact these developments may have on your business.

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January 31, 2018: Avoid Risk and Capture Value from Tax Credits and Incentives— Tips for Electronics Manufacturers

Tax reform has happened in the United States, and as a business leader, you should be aware of how U.S. federal tax policy affects the electronics industry. But, are you taking advantage of tax incentives such as the R&D credit?

Topics covered during Tax Incentives module:

  • Developing new or improved products or manufacturing processes
  • Increasing automation
  • Doing more with less
  • Attempting to use new materials
  • Design and fabricating tools and dies
  • Developing new production equipment

Topic covered during Tax Risks module:

  • The origin of the excise tax
  • Help determine whether your imports may be subject to the excise tax
  • How the IRS is using science (laboratories) and technology (U.S. Customs and Border Protection databases) to locate importers liable for the tax but not filing the returns.

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